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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 19 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, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago

August 8, 2014
April 25, 2014
August 5, 2013
October 1, 2012
May 31, 2012
August 3, 2011

Authorizing addition of Kane County to pilot
Authorizing continuation of Electronic Transfer of Record on Appeal Pilot
Press Release announcing addition of Lake County to pilot
Press Release announcing addition of seven counties to pilot
Press Release announcing addition of DeKalb and McHenry Counties to pilot
Press Release announcing pilot beginning in DuPage and Ogle Counties
       
Third District

Rock Island and Will


October 1, 2012
March 5, 2012

Press Release announcing addition of Will County to pilot
Press Release announcing pilot beginning in Rock Island County

       
Fourth District

Adams, Logan, and Moultrie

 

April 17, 2013
October 1, 2012
October 26, 2011

Press Release announcing addition of Logan County to pilot
Press Release announcing addition of Moultrie County to pilot
Press Release announcing pilot beginning in Adams County

       
Fifth District Clinton April 2, 2012

Press Release announcing pilot beginning in Clinton County