Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 351

As amended through March 29, 2024
Rule 351 - Sequence and Manner of Calling Cases for Oral Argument

Cases in the reviewing court shall be numbered in the order in which they are docketed. They shall be called for argument or submitted without argument in the sequence and manner provided by the administrative orders of the court. The clerk shall give counsel advance notice as to when the case is to be argued, the amount of time for oral argument, and the requirement of advance registration, if any. The hour set shall be as definite as the business of the court permits. Counsel shall acknowledge receipt of the notice of oral argument and advise the clerk if they intend to argue.

Ill. Sup. Ct. R. 351

Amended December 17, 1993, effective 2/1/1994.

Committee Comments

This rule replaces former Rule 42. Applicable to all reviewing courts, it leaves each court free to provide by administrative orders for the sequence and manner of calling cases for oral argument. The provision as to the notice to be given by the clerk to counsel is new. The last sentence is also new. If the business of the court permits it to set arguments for two or more starting times during the day, there will be a substantial saving of time and expense to counsel and parties.