The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ Commission) will release redesigned versions of statewide standardized form sets in January 2024. These forms include eviction, divorce and family law, expungement and sealing, and more.
Beginning in December 2023, the ATJ Commission will offer short trainings for court stakeholders to learn more about the form redesign, rollout plan, and procedures for accepting old and new versions of the statewide forms.
Members of the ATJ Commission Forms Team will outline these topics and be available to answer questions.
The trainings will be offered via Zoom from 12 to 1 p.m. CST on the following dates:
- Thursday, December 7 – Register: https://bit.ly/RedesignDec7
- Tuesday, December 12 – Register: https://bit.ly/RedesignDec12
- Tuesday, January 9 – Register: https://bit.ly/RedesignJan9
- Wednesday, January 17 – Register: https://bit.ly/RedesignJan17
Advanced registration is required for each session. A recording of the training will also be available for those who are unable to attend.
The Forms Team encourages stakeholders to pass this information along to anyone who may be interested in attending.
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The status of standardized court forms in Illinois
Standardizing statewide forms accepted in all Illinois Courts has been a longstanding program of the ATJ Commission aimed at promoting and enhancing equal access to justice in Illinois.
In its 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, the ATJ Commission notes that it will continue to prioritize its “mainstay programs” like standardized forms, and identities offering standardized court forms statewide as part of its long-term vision.
This includes automating forms and translating them into languages relevant to Illinois court users, as well as streamlining processes to ensure forms are easy to file online and in person.
For a list of standardized statewide court forms that have been approved by the A2J Commission, click here. All Illinois courts must accept these forms.
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