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Have Your E-mail Ready! New Rules in 2013 on the use of e-mail service

On January 1, 2013 a new rule goes into effect on the service of pleadings. It mandates that both attorneys and pro se litigants involved in civil cases must include an e-mail address for service of an appearance and on all pleadings filed in court.   The amendments to Supreme Court Rule 11 make the following changes:   Rule 11. Manner of Serving Papers Documents Other Than Process and Complaint on Parties Not in Default in the Trial and Reviewing Courts (a) On Whom Made. If a party is represented by an attorney of record, service shall be made upon the attorney. Otherwise service shall be made upon the party. (b) Method. Papers Documents shall be served as follows: *   *   * (6) by transmitting them via e-mail to the designated e-mail address of record for the attorney or party; or (7) by transmission through a service provider that provides an electronic in-box for those parties registered to use the service.