Effective for anything filed on March 16 through March 31, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court has approved relaxing the requirement in Paragraph 8a of the Supreme Court’s Electronic Filing Procedures and User Manual to give parties 14 days instead of the usual five days to provide the Court the 13 copies of certain e-filing documents.

Here is current language in the manual which specifies the types of documents:

“8a. Upon acceptance of the following document types: briefs, petitions for rehearing, petitions for leave to appeal and any answers to a petition for leave to appeal or petition for rehearing, the registered user shall provide thirteen (13) duplicate paper copies to the Clerk’s office in Springfield. Said copies shall be received in the Clerk’s office within five (5) days of the electronic review notification generated upon acceptance of the e-filed document.”