GENERAL ORDER NO. 6.2 - Numbering of Actions


(a) New Actions- Every action, upon the filing of the complaint or other paper initiating the action or proceeding, shall be numbered in annual series with the number of the action preceded by the last two figures of the current year and by the abbreviation of the Division or District in which the action is filed, and the Record Series (RS) where implemented by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in the following form:

 

County Department

 

Law Division 03LWRS-123456
Chancery Division 03CH-1234
Domestic Relations Division 03D-1234
County Division 03CORS-123456
Probate Division 03P-1234
Child Protection Division 03JA-1234
Juvenile Justice Division 03JD-1234
Criminal Division 03CR-1234

 

Municipal Department

 

District 1
Civil 03M1-1234
Criminal 03MC1-1234
 
District 2
Civil 03M2-1234
Criminal 03MC2-1234
 
District 3
Civil 03M3-1234
Criminal 03MC3-1234
 
District 4
Civil 03M4-1234
Criminal 03MC4-1234
 
District 5
Civil 03M5-1234
Criminal 03MC5-1234
 
District 6
Civil 03M6-1234
Criminal 03MC6-1234

 

Any changes conforming to the numbering system set forth in this General Order 6.2 (a) implemented prior to the date of this amendment are hereby approved.

(b) Pending Actions – Each action pending on December 31, 1963, in any given court in or for Cook County shall retain the number given in the court in which the action was filed prior to Jan. 1, 1964, and pleadings, orders, judgments and other papers subsequently filed shall bear the number so given.

(c) Remanded Actions – Every action remanded by the Appellate Court or the Supreme Court for a new trial or hearing, upon reinstatement, shall be renumbered by the clerk in annual series with the number of the action preceded by the last two (2) figures of the current year and by the abbreviation of the division or district in which the action is filed, and the clerk of the court shall notify the parties of the new number.  The case shall be set for trial on motion of either party.

 

[Amended July 2, 2003.]print
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