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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Backward Glances

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

E-filing now available in Cook County — May 11, 2009

The Cook County Circuit Clerk’s Office launched a program that will save commercial litigation lawyers from making a trip to the Daley Center when they’re ready to file lawsuits.

The program lets lawyers file lawsuits online at any time, and for now, it’s limited to the Law Division’s Individual Commercial Calendar Section.

The circuit court is the largest court system in the world to offer electronic filing and plans for the project started about four years ago when Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans gave Circuit Clerk Dorothy A. Brown the go-ahead to file an application with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

“This is a win-win-win for Cook County,” Brown said at a news conference. “It will save millions of dollars in time, taxpayer dollars, private dollars and best of all, it will help to contribute to the preservation of energy as well as our natural resources …. In short, it was the right thing to do.”

By Monday morning, 25 lawyers had already registered for the service.



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