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E-Business for the Courts - Electronic Transfer of Appellate Record


electronic transfer of record on appealThe Supreme Court has approved pilot projects that authorize the electronic transfer of the record on appeal originating in 17 counties to the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth District Appellate Courts. Under the pilot projects, one official record pursuant to Supreme Court rules will remain but a mirror record will be produced electronically with identical pagination. The accessible electronic record will include transcripts of the trial and associated hearings, motions, other pleadings and documents. It will exclude exhibits such as photos and physical evidence such as weapons, clothing and the like. The pilots will allow attorneys, parties and appellate justices to electronically view, access and work from the official record of cases on appeal. The pilots make the physical transfer of the record unnecessary, removes the cost of repeatedly transporting the record back and forth from the Appellate Clerks' offices.

 

 

 

The following Appellate Courts and Counties have been approved to operate pilot projects for the electronic transfer of the record on appeal to the Appellate Courts.
Appellate Court Countie(s)
Authorized
Approved by
Supreme Court
Comments
Second District Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kendall, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago April 25, 2014

August 5, 2013
October 1, 2012
May 31, 2012
August 3, 2011

Authorizing Continued Electronic Transfer of Record on Appeal Pilot

Press Release announcing addition of 1 county to pilot
Press Release announcing addition of 7 counties to pilot
Press Release announcing addition of 2 counties to pilot
Press Release announcing pilot with 2 counties
Third District

Rock Island

Will

March 5, 2012

October 1, 2012

Press Release announcing pilot

Press Release announcing addition of 1 county to pilot

Fourth District

Adams

Moultrie

Logan

October 26, 2011

October 1, 2012

April 17, 2013

Press Release announcing pilot

Press Release announcing addition of 1 county to pilot

Press Release announcing addition of 1 county to pilot

Fifth District Clinton April 2, 2012 Press Release announcing pilot