Electronic Filing now available
for civil proceedings in Logan County
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[August 07, 2017]
Effective July 1, 2017 all counties in the State of Illinois are
required to file appeal records electronically to their respective
appellate court districts. Logan County is part of the 4th Judicial
Effective January 1, 2018 all counties in the state will be required
to file civil proceedings via electronic filing. The state of
Illinois has contracted with Tyler Technologies/Odyssey as the hub
for filing all electronic submissions. What this means to our public
is any court case filings will have to be submitted using Tyler
Technologies Odyssey program.
The Logan County Clerk of the Circuit Court office, on the second
floor of the Logan County Courthouse in Lincoln, has a work station
set up for anyone who comes into the office prepared to file a civil
case or you can do this from your home or office.
The Circuit Court Clerk staff not attorneys, however they will
assist in a non-legal manner. It will be the parties’ responsibility
to set up an account with Odyssey. You will need a credit card for
payment to set up your Odyssey account. You will also be able to
access the site from your home computer. Tyler has procedure
instructions for your convenience. There is also a help phone line
1-800-297-5377 or visit OdysseyeFileIL.com.
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Once the filing is submitted Circuit Court Clerk’s office staff
will then review the filing and if it meets the courts requirements it will be
accepted. If it does not meet those requirements, it will reject it with a brief
explanation as to why it is being rejected.
“My staff and I have been to several trainings and will continue to learn this
process as mandated by the Supreme Court in order to assist the courts and the
public,” says Mary Kelley, Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Anyone filing electronically must have a valid email address.
On October 31st, 2016 Logan County was recognized by Tyler Technology as the
first county in Illinois to e-file court documents during the fall conference of
the Illinois Association of Court Clerks.
“We look forward to serving the public with this efficient and time-saving
method,” says Kelley. “We are at this time accepting civil e-filings so please
feel free to utilize this.”
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