Motion Spindling is a term that the clerk within the Cook County Circuit Court uses to set a motion for a hearing date. Once your completed filing is pending with the court, you can request a hearing date in one of two ways.

1) Request a date immediately upon submission
2) Request a date from the filing status screen

Note: You can only request a date while the filing is pending with the court, and for each motion you need to spindle, you need to create a separate filing.

Request a date (Motion Spindling) immediately upon submission

IMPORTANT! In order to schedule a hearing date you MUST:

A) include your Cook County Attorney Code in the Case Cross Reference Codes section, and then,

B) if the case type you are filing on requires it (i.e. Domestic Relations, Probate, etc…), you must select from the Motion Types available in the Case Cross Reference Codes section. See sample screenshot below for reference.

Note: You will only want one (1) Type in this section. Adding multiple Motion Types here can result in an error upon submission.

C) It’s possible that the court will not return any additional cross reference codes to select. If that happens, upon submission, the court may still have hearing dates for you to select.

Once you click the Submit Filing button, the Request Hearing Date modal popup will appear.

  1. Click inside the date dropdown and select a date.
  2. Click the Request Hearing Date button.
  3. You can confirm the hearing date request in the Request a Hearing Date section at the bottom of your filing. If you don’t see the date listed, you may need to click the refresh link on the upper right.

Request a date (Motion Spindling) from the filing status screen

From the Dashboard, click Filing Status in the left menu.

  1. On the Filing Status screen, click the Filing Id of the pending filing.
  2. Scroll down to the Request a Hearing Date section at the bottom of your filing, and click the Request a hearing date link.
  3. Click inside the date dropdown and select a date.
  4. Click the Request Hearing Date button.
  5. You can confirm the hearing date request in this same section. If you don’t see the date listed, you may need to click the refresh link on the upper right.

Accepted Filings and the Requested Hearing Date

Once your filing is accepted, our service and the court will send you an email with the confirmed hearing date and location. Furthermore, the court will put the hearing date in a stamp on the accepted document.

As always, you can return to the Filing Status screen, and view the accepted filing. Once there you will be able to view the date and location in the Request a Hearing Date section at the bottom of your filing.