The process had begun with a pilot project in 2009, followed by an expansion in January 2013. On April 1, 2013, citizens were given access to electronically file cases for all Law Division case types, except condemnations. The Clerk's Office plans to have eFiling implemented for all civil case types by August 2013. The new service is the result of the collaboration among Chief Judge Evans, Chief Justice Kilbride and Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Electronic Filing (eFiling) provides an opportunity for attorneys and/or pro se litigants to efficiently upload and file court documents with the Circuit Court of Cook County through the Internet using a standard web browser. Attorneys, as well as the individual registered to file the documents, can access previously filed documents through the website. The process increases efficiency for attorneys, and self-represented litigants. E-Filing also streamlines the process of the Clerk’s Office .
Video Webinars for Electronic Filing For Attorneys , For Self-Represented Litigants (Pro Se)