All 50 states have some kind of e-filing project in their court systems, which was not the case a year ago. Today, at least 24 states have implemented statewide e-filing for attorneys, according to the article, which cited data from the National Center for State Courts.
The article describes different approaches states have taken to create a paperless court system. For example:
- Wisconsin and Nebraska mandated e-filing statewide for all civil and criminal cases,
- the Texas Supreme Court mandated e-filing statewide for all civil cases on a rolling basis,
- Utah’s Judicial Council adopted a rule requiring all attorneys to file civil and criminal cases electronically, and
- Florida’s legislature mandated e-filing and the state Supreme Court set the standards.