Form ABA-B2103.1 "Appellant's Brief" - Illinois

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This form is approved by the Illinois Supreme Court and is required to be accepted in all Illinois Appellate Courts.
THIS APPEAL INVOLVES A MATTER SUBJECT TO EXPEDITED DISPOSITION UNDER
Instructions
Keep this cover page
RULE 311(a).
white.
Check the box to the
right if your case
involves custody,
visitation, or removal
of a child.
Appellate Case No.:
Enter the Appellate
Court case number.
IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF
Just below “In the
ILLINOIS
Appellate Court of
Illinois,” enter the
number of the
District
appellate district
where the appeal was
filed.
Appeal from the Circuit Court
If the case name in the
In re
of
County
trial court began with
“In re” (for example,
“In re Marriage of
Trial Court Case No.:
Jones”), enter that
name. Below that,
enter the names of the
Plaintiff/Petitioner (First, middle, last names)
parties in the trial
court, and check the
Appellant
Appellee
Honorable
correct boxes to show
which party filed the
appeal (“appellant”)
v.
Judge, Presiding
and which party is
responding to the
appeal (“appellee”).
Defendant/Respondent (First, middle, last names)
To the far right, enter
the trial court county,
Appellant
Appellee
trial court case number,
and trial judge's name.
APPELLANT'S BRIEF
Add your:
Your Information
1) Name;
2) Address;
Name:
3) Phone number; and
First
Middle
Last
4) Email address.
NOTE: insert your
Address:
email address only if
Street, Apt #
City
State
ZIP
you agree to receive
court documents by
Phone:
email.
Check “Requested” if
Email:
you want oral argument
OR check “Not
Requested” if you do
not want oral argument.
Oral Argument
See How to File an
Appellant's Brief for a
 Requested
 Not Requested
discussion of oral
arguments.
ABA-B 2103.1
(09/16)
This form is approved by the Illinois Supreme Court and is required to be accepted in all Illinois Appellate Courts.
THIS APPEAL INVOLVES A MATTER SUBJECT TO EXPEDITED DISPOSITION UNDER
Instructions
Keep this cover page
RULE 311(a).
white.
Check the box to the
right if your case
involves custody,
visitation, or removal
of a child.
Appellate Case No.:
Enter the Appellate
Court case number.
IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF
Just below “In the
ILLINOIS
Appellate Court of
Illinois,” enter the
number of the
District
appellate district
where the appeal was
filed.
Appeal from the Circuit Court
If the case name in the
In re
of
County
trial court began with
“In re” (for example,
“In re Marriage of
Trial Court Case No.:
Jones”), enter that
name. Below that,
enter the names of the
Plaintiff/Petitioner (First, middle, last names)
parties in the trial
court, and check the
Appellant
Appellee
Honorable
correct boxes to show
which party filed the
appeal (“appellant”)
v.
Judge, Presiding
and which party is
responding to the
appeal (“appellee”).
Defendant/Respondent (First, middle, last names)
To the far right, enter
the trial court county,
Appellant
Appellee
trial court case number,
and trial judge's name.
APPELLANT'S BRIEF
Add your:
Your Information
1) Name;
2) Address;
Name:
3) Phone number; and
First
Middle
Last
4) Email address.
NOTE: insert your
Address:
email address only if
Street, Apt #
City
State
ZIP
you agree to receive
court documents by
Phone:
email.
Check “Requested” if
Email:
you want oral argument
OR check “Not
Requested” if you do
not want oral argument.
Oral Argument
See How to File an
Appellant's Brief for a
 Requested
 Not Requested
discussion of oral
arguments.
ABA-B 2103.1
(09/16)
Enter the Case Number given by the Appellate Court Clerk: _________________________________
POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
You may have to
[Refer to
Illinois Supreme Court Rule
341(h)(1)]
complete the Argument
section before
Page of
completing the Points
Brief
and Authorities section.
State the title of your 1st
1. The  trial court or  jury
argument here and list
made a mistake by
(check one)
the page where the
argument starts later in
the brief.
Authorities:
In the formats provided
by
Illinois Supreme
Court Rule
6, list the
authorities (cases,
statutes (laws), etc.) that
you refer to in your 1st
argument, in order of
their importance, and
the pages on which they
will appear.
ABA-B 2103.1
(09/16)
Enter the Case Number given by the Appellate Court Clerk: _________________________________
Page of
Brief
You may have to
complete the Argument
section before
completing the Points
and Authorities section.
2. The  trial court or  jury
made a mistake by
(check one)
If you have a 2nd
argument, state the title
of your 2nd argument
here and list the page
where the argument
starts later in the brief. If
you don't have a 2nd
argument, remove this
page.
Authorities:
In the formats provided
by
Illinois Supreme
Court Rule
6, list the
authorities (cases,
statutes (laws), etc.) that
you refer to in your 2nd
argument, in order of
their importance, and
the pages on which they
will appear.
ABA-B 2103.1
(09/16)
Enter the Case Number given by the Appellate Court Clerk: _________________________________
Page of
Brief
You may have to
complete the Argument
section before
completing the Points
and Authorities section.
3. The  trial court or  jury
made a mistake by
(check one)
If you have a 3rd
argument, state the title
of your 3rd argument
here and list the page
where the argument
starts later in the brief. If
you don't have a 3rd
argument, remove this
page.
Authorities:
In the formats provided
by
Illinois Supreme
Court Rule
6, list the
authorities (cases,
statutes (laws), etc.) that
you refer to in your 3rd
argument, in order of
their importance, and
the pages on which they
will appear.
If you are making more
than 3 arguments, fill
out and insert 1 or more
Additional Points and
Authorities forms after
this page.
ABA-B 2103.1
(09/16)
Enter the Case Number given by the Appellate Court Clerk: _________________________________
NATURE OF THE CASE
[Refer to
Illinois Supreme Court Rule
341(h)(2)]
State the kind of case
that was in the trial
court (e.g., “This case
This case was filed in the trial court to
was filed in the trial
court to recover
damages caused by the
alleged negligence of
the defendant in driving
his automobile.”).
Check boxes to
designate:
(1)
The trial court judgment was based on a jury verdict
(1) whether or not the
 Yes  No
judgment you are
appealing was based on
a jury’s verdict;
(2) whether the
judgment was in favor
(2)
The trial court entered a judgment in favor of
of the plaintiff/petitioner
or the
 Plaintiff/Petitioner
 Defendant/Respondent
defendant/respondent;
and
(3) whether or not the
judgment said there was
a problem in the
(3)
A question is raised on the pleadings
pleadings (meaning the
complaint or petition).
 Yes  No
If the judgment did find
a problem, describe the
problem.
If a question is raised on the pleadings, describe it:
Starting with this page,
number the pages of
your brief 1, 2, 3, etc.
(This page is numbered
for you.)
ABA-B 2103.1
Page 1
(09/16)