A 298 Petition document type is only to be used by an indigent filer (typically a Pro Se) who is applying for or who has been granted a waiver of court filing fees.
Category: Cook County
These steps take you through the process of e-filing on an existing case that we have to retrieve from the Court’s system. Once the filing is sent to the court’s filing clerk for review, we’ll take a quick peek at our Filing Status screen.
These steps take you through the process of starting a brand new case, and shows you how to electronically serve your documents on parties and / or attorneys in the case through the use of service contacts.
Once you have a hearing date (Spindled a Motion), you may want to come back and add additional motions (piggybacking) to the motion call on the same day.
If you request a hearing date (spindle a motion) on a pending filing, and court response returns no available dates, you will need to make sure you have properly filled out the Case Cross Reference Code properly. Besides your Cook County Attorney Code, you also need to add a second Case Cross Reference Code for the Motion Type.
Cook County has released a eFiling Quick Reference Guide to help with the filing process. Please see below for some general information, and check back frequently for updates.
To add a Cook County case to your account you need to make sure you select the correct court and format your case number correctly. Following these two steps will ensure you find your case the first time.
Motion Spindling is a term that the clerk within the Cook County Circuit Court uses to set a motion for a hearing date. Once your completed filing is pending with the court, you can request a hearing date in one of two ways.
The following special instructions guide filers through the process of e-filing in the Cook County Circuit Court. Please check back often for updates.
The following case types, grouped by division, are currently available for e-filing in Cook County Circuit Court as of April 1, 2018. Check back frequently for updates to available case types.