The Clerk of the Circuit Court for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Champaign County, Katie M. Blakeman has proudly announced her office’s plan to go live with a new website this Thursday, August 10, 2017.
“After more than a year’s worth of work, user surveys, focus groups, and usability testing, we are finally ready to launch!” says Blakeman.
The new website will include a new and improved public access system, real-time court docket entry updates, all case type lookup by an individual’s name, docket sheet printing, and the ability to search cases by court calendars, courtrooms, judges, attorneys, names, or case numbers.
Accessibility improvements include ADA compliance with all pages and non-English language access provided by Google Translate.
Additionally, Champaign Co. joins courts statewide with permissive civil e-filing (see the full statewide court e-filing list here). This process is likely to go to mandatory e-filing for civil cases on January 1, 2018 for all court users (including self-represented litigants, unless the Court delays this new rule).
E-Filing for criminal cases is likely to follow, although no formal dates have been announced.
More information on Court E-Filing in Illinois here.
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