Form BRA-B4403.1 "Bystander's Report" - Illinois

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Download Form BRA-B4403.1 "Bystander's Report" - 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.
Instructions
THIS APPEAL INVOLVES A MATTER SUBJECT TO EXPEDITED DISPOSITION UNDER
RULE 311(a).
Check the box to the
right if your case
involves parental
responsibility or
parenting time
(custody/visitation
rights) or relocation of
Appellate Case No.:
a child.
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
phrase. If the case
name did not begin
Plaintiff/Petitioner (First, middle, last names)
with "In re," enter the
names of the parties as
Appellant
Appellee
Honorable
they appeared in the
trial court documents.
Below each party
v.
Judge, Presiding
name check either
Appellant if the party
filed the appeal or
Appellee if the party
is responding to the
appeal.
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.
BYSTANDER’S REPORT
In 1, enter all of the
1. Dates of Hearing or Trial:
hearing or trial dates
that you will describe
 a.m.
a.
Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
in this Bystander’s
Report. You also must
 a.m.
b. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
enter the time each
hearing or trial started
and the name of the
 a.m.
c. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
judge.
 a.m. 
d. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
 a.m. 
e. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
 a.m. 
f.
Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
 a.m. 
g. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
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This form is approved by the Illinois Supreme Court and is required to be accepted in all Illinois Appellate Courts.
Instructions
THIS APPEAL INVOLVES A MATTER SUBJECT TO EXPEDITED DISPOSITION UNDER
RULE 311(a).
Check the box to the
right if your case
involves parental
responsibility or
parenting time
(custody/visitation
rights) or relocation of
Appellate Case No.:
a child.
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
phrase. If the case
name did not begin
Plaintiff/Petitioner (First, middle, last names)
with "In re," enter the
names of the parties as
Appellant
Appellee
Honorable
they appeared in the
trial court documents.
Below each party
v.
Judge, Presiding
name check either
Appellant if the party
filed the appeal or
Appellee if the party
is responding to the
appeal.
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.
BYSTANDER’S REPORT
In 1, enter all of the
1. Dates of Hearing or Trial:
hearing or trial dates
that you will describe
 a.m.
a.
Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
in this Bystander’s
Report. You also must
 a.m.
b. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
enter the time each
hearing or trial started
and the name of the
 a.m.
c. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
judge.
 a.m. 
d. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
 a.m. 
e. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
 a.m. 
f.
Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
 a.m. 
g. Date:
Time:
p.m.
Judge:
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Enter the Case Number given by the Appellate Court Clerk:_________________________________
In 2, describe exactly
what the judge, the
2. This is what happened in my case, starting with the first hearing listed above and
parties, the witnesses,
and the lawyers said or
ending with the final ruling made by the judge. Specifically:
did in court during the
hearings or trial,
including any rulings
the judge made. Be
sure to include the date
of each hearing. Use as
much detail as you can.
It is best to describe
things in the order that
they happened.
If you need more room,
check the box and fill
out an Additional
Bystander's Report
Information form.
Insert it after this page.
I have completed an Additional Bystander's Report Information form.
If you are completing
this form on a
/s/
computer, sign your
Your Signature
Street Address
name by typing it. If
you are completing it
by hand, sign by hand
Print Your Name
City, State, ZIP
and print your name.
Enter your address
and telephone
Telephone
number.
DO NOT fill out this
APPROVED
section. The judge will
sign and date the form
here.
Judge
Date
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Enter the Case Number given by the Appellate Court Clerk:_________________________________
PROOF OF SERVICE
(You must serve the other party and complete this section)
In 1a, enter the name,
mailing address, and
1.
I sent this document:
email address of the
party or lawyer to
a. To:
whom you sent the
Name:
document.
First
Middle
Last
In 1b, check the box to
show how you sent the
Address:
document, and fill in
Street, Apt #
City
State
ZIP
any other information
Email address:
required on the blank
lines.
 Personal hand delivery
b. By:
 Regular, First-Class Mail, put into the U.S. Mail with postage paid at:
CAUTION: If the
other party does not
have a lawyer, you may
Address of Post Office or Mailbox
send the document by
 Third-party commercial carrier, with delivery paid for at:
email only if the other
party has listed their
email address on a
Name (for example, FedEx or UPS) and office address
court document.
 The court's electronic filing manager (EFM) or an approved electronic filing
service provider (EFSP)
 Email
(not through an EFM or EFSP)
 Mail from a prison or jail at:
Name of prison or jail
In c, fill in the date and
c.
On:
time that you sent the
Date
document.
 a.m.
 p.m.
At:
Time
In 2, if you sent the
2.
I sent this document:
document to more than
1 party or lawyer, fill in
a. To:
a, b, and c. Otherwise
Name:
leave 2 blank.
First
Middle
Last
Address:
Street, Apt #
City
State
ZIP
Email address:
 Personal hand delivery
b. By:
 Regular, First-Class Mail, put into the U.S. Mail with postage paid at:
Address of Post Office or Mailbox
 Third-party commercial carrier, with delivery paid for at:
Name (for example, FedEx or UPS) and office address
 The court's electronic filing manager (EFM) or an approved electronic filing
service provider (EFSP)
 Email
(not through an EFM or EFSP)
 Mail from a prison or jail at:
Name of prison or jail
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Enter the Case Number given by the Appellate Court Clerk:_________________________________
c.
On:
Date
 a.m.
 p.m.
At:
Time
In 3, if you sent the
3. I sent this document:
document to more than
2 parties or lawyers, fill
a.
To:
in a, b, and c.
Name:
Otherwise leave 3
First
Middle
Last
blank.
Address:
Street, Apt #
City
State
ZIP
Email address:
 Personal hand delivery
b.
By:
 Regular, First-Class Mail, put into the U.S. Mail with postage paid at:
Address of Post Office or Mailbox
 Third-party commercial carrier, with delivery paid for at:
Name (for example, FedEx or UPS) and office address
 The court's electronic filing manager (EFM) or an approved electronic filing
service provider (EFSP)
 Email
(not through an EFM or EFSP)
 Mail from a prison or jail at:
Name of prison or jail
If you are serving more
c.
On:
than 3 parties or
Date
lawyers, check the box
 a.m. 
At:
p.m.
and fill out an
Time
Additional Proof of
Service form. Insert it
after this page.
I have completed an Additional Proof of Service form.
Under the Code of
I certify that everything in the Proof of Service is true and correct. I understand that making
Civil Procedure,
735
a false statement on this form is perjury and has penalties provided by law
ILCS
5/1-109, making
under
735 ILCS
5/1-109.
a statement on this
form that you know to
be false is perjury, a
Class 3 Felony.
/s/
Your S ignature
If you are completing
this form on a
computer, sign your
name by typing it. If
Print Your Name
you are completing it
by hand, sign by hand
and print your name.
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