Long Grove, IL asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Illinois

Q: How long does it take for an appeal to go through?

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Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman

A: You did not specify the court, so I'll assume that you mean the Illinois Supreme Court. Here is a good article: https://www.law360.com/articles/753921/the-illinois-supreme-court-in-2015-a-statistical-analysis

It states:

"Average time under submission for non-unanimous decisions on the civil docket was 152.6 days, a 21.2 percent decrease over the previous year. Non-unanimous criminal cases were under submission for an average of 159.6 days — an improvement of 14.2 percent over 2014. Days under submission were essentially static for unanimous decisions — 104.8 days for civil cases (a slight increase from 2014) and 120.5 days for criminal cases. Measured from the date cases began — whether by allowance of a petition for leave to appeal or filing of a notice of direct appeal — the court continued to move its docket reasonably quickly. Unanimous civil cases were before the Court for an average of 281.3 days from allowance to decision, a slight improvement from 2014, and 367 days for non-unanimous civil cases. Criminal cases were pending for slightly longer. Unanimously decided criminal cases were pending for an average of 420.5 days from grant to decision, while non-unanimous criminal cases were pending an average of 358.3 days."

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