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The simpler, faster choice for eFiling in Cook County courts.

Mandatory eFiling doesn't have to be hard. Make life easier by using the court filing portal designed for legal professionals, with no fees for eFiling/eService.

One Legal connects to the eFileIL system in seconds. 

Find out why more than 30,000 legal professionals choose One Legal as their EFSP.

A redesigned Cook County eFiling experience

  • Clear, concise workflow guides you past trickier elements of Cook County's eFiling system
  • Schedule hearings and check their status in one click
  • Includes special notices from the Circuit Court of Cook County

Unbeatable features

Access your active cases and view pertinent case information via the case portfolio. 

Case-by-case view

Short on time? Email us your documents to assemble, review and file on your behalf.

Optional concierge

Court fees paid up-front on your behalf, so you only receive one easy-to-reconcile invoice per filing.

Simple billing

Every upload automatically converts to text-searchable PDFs, the format required by Illinois courts.

PDF conversion

Every upload and court-returned document is stored permanently and accessible 24/7. 

Unlimited storage

Customer support

Speak to an expert in minutes via phone, email, or live chat. Access CLE-accredited training any time.

World-class support

Clear, detailed reporting

  • Easily check on the status of your filing and retrieve court-returned documents. Filter by date, client billing code, case title, and more.
  • Find invoices for specific cases and clients in the billing center
  • Create custom statements and export to Excel in moments

"The support to file online in Cook County, Illinois was excellent. With the help of Casey Grimes and Natasha Adams all my errors were corrected and then filed with the court."


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"One Legal is supported by an experienced customer support and training team to answer questions and help customers understand their court’s e-filing workflow."


Lex Tech Review (July 2018)


per filing

eFiling by Concierge


Includes OCR, PDF conversion, bookmarking, and formatting for IL courts

No time for eFiling prep? Email your documents and we'll format and file them on your behalf.


No eFiling or eService fees

Pay court fees weekly or monthly

Electronic court filing

No-cost fee forwarding when you fund your account by ACH

eFile and eServe documents yourself with our easy-to-use court filing workflow. 


per serve

Service of process


Additional fees may apply if service address is in a remote area

Need to arrange personal service of process? Through our network of vetted professionals, we can serve anywhere in the United States.

Clear pricing. No hidden fees.

No contract. No risk. You only pay when you place an order.

Frequently asked Cook County eFiling questions

Do you really mean free Cook County eFiling and eService?

Yes. One Legal doesn't charge a transaction fee for eFiling and eService orders you make in Illinois, Indiana or Texas. There's a 3.3% convenience fee on disbursed court fees, though this is waived when you pay by ACH. You remain responsible for any court-mandated and statutory fees. 

What can I file in Cook County?

As of mid-2018, you can file case documents electronically in the chancery, civil, domestic relations, child support, law, probate, and elder law divisions. We expect Cook County to eventually open eFiling to additional divisions.

Where can I file using One Legal?

You can file in every eFileIL enabled courthouse. We're a certified and court-approved electronic filing service in Illinois and Indiana. For an updated list of eFiling enabled courts in Illinois, click here.

What is the deadline for eFiling in Cook County?

Same-day electronic filings in Cook County can be made until midnight, except on court holidays. Check the Clerk of the Circuit Court's website for a list of holiday closures.

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