New language in civil summonses in Illinos

Keeping track of changes in the law is essential to a successful law practice. A month ago new rules were issued in Illinois as to the language that must now be included in a summons.


All summons issued in civil cases in Illinois must contain the following language:

E-filing is now mandatory for documents in civil cases with limited exemptions. To efile, you must first create an account with an e-filing service provider. Visit to learn more and to select a service provider. If you need additional help or have trouble e-filing, visit AO/ gethelp.asp.


While failure to including the language will not necessarily be fatal to a case, including it shows your attorney is paying attention!


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