Here are the latest updates as of October 2013
Illinois Code of Civil Procedure
Section 2-622. Healing art malpractice.
Amended to change the term "podiatrist" to "podiatric physician" throughout.
Section 5-105.5. Representation by civil legal services provider.
Amended to change the definition of "civil legal services provider", "eligible client", and "indigent person" and defines "court-sponsored pro bono program" as a pro bono program established by or in partnership with a court in this State for the purpose of providing free civil legal services by an organized panel of pro bono attorneys. Makes a provision regarding the waiver of fees and costs relating to filing, appearing, transcripts on appeal, and service of process applicable to representation by attorneys in court-sponsored pro bono programs.
Section 8-2001. Examination of health care records.
Amended to change the term "podiatrist" to "podiatric physician".
Section 12-109. Interest on judgments.
Amended to provide that interest on child support obligations may be collected by any means available under State law for the collection of child support judgments (rather than under federal and State laws, rules, and regulations providing for the collection of child support).
Illinois Supreme Court
Rule 900. Purpose and Scope.
Amended to provide that "removal" means an action involving removal of a minor child pursuant to Section 609 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Rule 905. Mediation.
Amended to include "removal of child", as defined in Rule 900, to cases referred to mediation. Adds that in cases where a litigant can only communicate in a language other than English, the court will make a good-faith effort to provide a mediator, and a pro bono attorney where applicable, and/or an interpreter who speaks the language of the litigant who needs English assistance. Also adds that every judicial circuit shall file a quarterly report with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts regarding mediation cases.
Circuit Court of Cook County
Part 23. Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division.
Added to provide rules for the newest division of the Circuit Court.
18th Judicial Circuit
Rule 1.30. Photographing, Recording, Broadcasting, or Televising in or Near Courtrooms.
Added paragraph (e) to include on-duty employees of DuPage County Police Departments to the group of persons allowed access to the Judicial Office Facility, while possessing electronic devices equipped with cameras or recording devices.
Article 38. Extended Media Coverage.
Amended paragraph (h) to provide that the order for extended media coverage be limited only to the courtroom while court is in session and that, unless authorized by the Chief Judge, no taking of photographs, audio or video recording, or broadcasting by radio, television or other electronic means, in connection with any judicial proceeding, will be allowed outside the courtroom.
19th Judicial Circuit
Rule 21.02. Court Reporters.
Amended to remove the exception of jury selection in misdemeanor cases from proceedings where court reporters are provided and to remove the exception of non-felony cases, traffic and ordinance violations from proceedings where court reporters are not provided.
Rule 21.05. Appearance of Counsel Pro Hac Vice.
This rule has been repealed.
Part 23. Electronic Access to Court Records.
Added to provide instructions for general provisions, basic access to court records, and the enhanced remote electronic access program.
22nd Judicial Circuit
Rule 21. E-Filing Rules for the 22nd Circuit.
Added to provide rules for e-filing in the circuit.
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