Hearing dates in Cook County can be scheduled after submitting a filing. Hearing dates are enabled based on what options are selected in the Filings section.
The Case Cross Reference Number will require just the Cook County Attorney Code/Self Represented Litigant Code to be Saved.
In the Filings section, select a Filing Code that contains the word "Motion". In the Filing code drop down menu, select the code that fits closest to the case type or motion type. When the filing code is selected, a motion type will appear below the filing code. Click the Motion Type box and select an option in the drop down menu.
Continue through the Filings section by uploading the Lead Document and saving all changes. Complete all other sections. Once you have clicked the Summary button at the bottom of the page, you can review the filing and click Submit. Click here for a general overview on how to complete a filing.
Request Hearing Date window will appear. Select a Hearing Date, Time and click Save.
If you have properly filled out the Filings section such as saving the Motion type, and you are still unable to select a Hearing Date upon submission(Internal Server Error or Hearing Dates Unavailable messages at top right), it is recommended that you contact the court you're filing into for assistance in scheduling the date.
Tip: If a filing is still in a submitted status, the link to schedule a hearing date can be found in the View Envelope details located in the Filing History. Click the Requesting Hearing Date link at the bottom of the envelope details to attempt to schedule a hearing date.
Note for Probate Division only: You will no longer have to file a subsequent filing to schedule your Opening Case Management Hearing Date. The system will now generate your Opening Case Management date when your new case is accepted. The court date and time will print on the face of your eFiled documents.