What is a Good Cause reason for the Certification for Exemption from E-filing?
You do not have to electronically file documents if you do not have a lawyer and you:
- do not have a computer or internet access at home, and travel to a public computer would be difficult;
- have a disability as defined by the ADA that keeps you from e-filing;
- have trouble reading, writing or speaking in English;
- are filing a sensitive document, such as an order of protection or civil no contact/stalking order.
To file paper documents instead of e-filing, you can create the Certification for Exemption from E-filing by using our E-filing exemption Easy Form. If you want to download and print a PDF version, visit the Illinois Courts Standardized State Forms website. Use Adobe Reader to fill in the PDF forms. You will need to file your Certification for Exemption From E-Filing with your other papers when starting a case.
Updated: May 2018