Frequently Asked Questions about Cook County E-Filing
General Information

  Do I have to file a paper copy of my electronically filed document/pleading?

No, you are not required to conventionally file a paper copy of your document/pleading that was electronically filed. The Clerk’s Office is responsible for printing the official copy of each filing. However, the filer is required to retain the original signed copy of the document/pleading for
      at least one year following the completion of the appellate process, and shall make it available upon request or pursuant to order of court.