Email Addresses Now Required For All Illinois Attorneys

email attorneyHow often do you check your email? Pretty frequently, right? Email has become one of the most common ways to communicate with our colleagues, clients, and other personal and business contacts.

Yes, even lawyers are using email for work and play. In fact, according to an ABA study back in 2007, 97% of lawyers use it daily.

Since you are reading this post right now, it’s fairly certain that as a legal professional you are well-acclimated with the internet. So this new rule may not come as a surprise to you.

As of January 1, 2016, all Illinois attorneys are required to include a primary email address on a number of different notices for hearings and summonses and he/she may not designate more than two secondary email addresses on all following documents:

  • notices of hearing for an order of replevin;
  • general summonses;
  • summonses requiring appearance on a specified day;
  • summonses in certain other cases in which specific date for appearance is required;
  • summonses requiring appearance within 30 days after service;
  • summonses under the Administrative Review Law;
  • appearances and all pleadings filed in the Circuit Court to which documents may be served in conformance with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 131(d).

Even though we may not yet be the most tech-savvy of professions, we are certainly making progress in the world of technology.


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Erika Kubik

Erika Kubik

Former Communications Specialist at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Erika is the former Communications Specialist for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She successfully developed strategies to increase 2Civility’s social presence across channels. As a recent graduate of Bradley University, Erika received her Bachelor of Arts studying Public Relations and Social Media Marketing where her passion for writing and brand development took flight. Outside of the office, Erika works to develop her own personal brand as she takes on Chicago for the first time having grown up just outside of the Greater St. Louis area. Though she may not be accustomed to the deep dish pizza as a Celiac, she has found the Windy City to be quite accommodating to her active lifestyle as a runner and fitness fanatic.
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