The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ Commission) has rolled out more updates to the state’s court forms. This time they’ve amended several forms in the Eviction suite. The revised forms include:
- Getting Started Different Types of Orders in Eviction Cases
- How to Use Different Types of Orders in Eviction Cases
- Agreed Dismissal Order (Case May Be Reinstated if Defendants Violate Agreement)
- Agreed Settlement Order with Status Date (Defendants Will Move)
- Agreed Settlement Order with Status Date (Defendants Will Pay & Stay)
- Eviction Summons
The six updated forms can be found here and should be implemented immediately. Old versions of the forms should be discontinued.
The remaining forms in the suite haven’t been changed and can continue to be used.
Substantial court form updates
This forms update is one of several that the ATJ Commission has recently launched around the Rule 10-101 change, which requires courts to stop providing local forms for a legal remedy once a standardized form for that same purpose is published. More form updates can be found here.
When updating your form resources, the ATJ Commission recommends the following best practices:
- Post links to the fillable forms fresh from the Supreme Court’s new website (https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/documents-and-forms/approved-forms/). This will ensure the connectivity of the link to the most up-to-date form.
- Print forms for court users on-demand as much as possible to save printing costs until all updates are made.
- Email Israel Putnam, Senior Program Manager, Forms (email@example.com) to check for any form updates before printing large orders.
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