Illinois Supreme Court Moves Further into the Electronic Era – Online Briefs for Oral Argument

It’s good to see the Illinois Supreme Court now providing open access copies of briefs for upcoming oral arguments. See here for briefs for the March 2018 oral argument docket.

The changes take too much time, but they do happen. Back in 1983-1984, I clerked for Howard C. Ryan, then the Chief Justice of the court. That year included two high tech innovations. First was the installation of a Lexis terminal in the chambers of all of the justices, followed by the January 1984 the installation of the first IBM word processors for use by Illinois appellate justices.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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