Modification to Electronic Summons Effective March 1, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the electronic Summons created in CM/ECF when an Adversary complaint is filed, will be modified. The Summons will now include an additional line directly above the first paragraph to identify the defendant. The line reads To: Name of Defendant. If there are multiple defendants, a Summons will be created for each defendant.

Please review this information with your staff to insure that the correct Summons is served and filed in CM/ECF.

The same format will be followed if an Alias Summons needs to be issued.

Official Forms 250A (Adversary Summons) and 250D (Third Party Summons) have been modified to reflect this change and are available on our website. The Certificate of Service attached to each Summons now includes lines to enter the title and number of the Adversary proceeding.

If you have any questions, please contact our ECF Help Desk at 312-408-7765.