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Date: May 1, 2023

Illinois Supreme Court Announces Amendments to Rule 102

by Madeleine Wiedmeyer
Date: May 1, 2023
by Madeleine Wiedmeyer

Illinois Supreme Court Announces Amendments to Rule 102

“You’ve got mail been served.”

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced amendments to Rule 102, allowing for electronic methods of service by special order of the court. The revised Rule 102 makes service of process easier when defendants, by choice or circumstance, are difficult to serve. The changes to Rule 102, which went into effect immediately, allow defendants to be served via email, text message, or even social media, consistent with the requirements of fairness and due process.

The person requesting service by electronic means must first file a motion and include in their affidavit supporting reasons they believe the defendant has recently sent and received communications from a specific e-mail address, telephone number, or active social media account. A copy of the summons must also be sent by mail, and proof of service must be filed.

FM attorneys are equipped to assist their clients navigate the amendments of Rule 102 to ensure compliance while shielding their due process rights.

Read the order here.

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