As of July 1, 2018, E-Filing became mandatory in Illinois for all Civil Areas (except Quasi Criminal, Housing and Wills). The Illinois Supreme Court mandated Cook County to Utilize the Statewide Electronic Filing System (eFileIL) for Civil Case Filings in Cook County - Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 18368.
You will need to do the following:
EFSPs are Electronic Filing Service Providers who have partnered with the state of Illinois in the eFileIL initiative. eFileIL is the Electronic Filing Manager [EFM] that connects with all of the certified ESFPs and interface with our case management system. Currently a filer can choose one from a number of certified EFSPs in order to file.
View a comparison chart and active links to all EFSP partners that are certified to file through eFileIL.
There will be public access eFile workstations located in all suburban districts and civil case types divisional (Chancery, Civil, County, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Law and Probate) offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Clerk.
Self-paced eFiling Training Stations are also available in the eFiling Center located in the Daley Center, Lower Level, Room LL-12, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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