The program, which began on Monday, allows electronic filing, or interface, between the attorney filing the case and the court’s electronic filing system. It will allow attorneys to file initial documents in a case, file documents on existing cases, and download documents filed on a case. Only subscribers to the service are currently able to participate in e-Filing.
The system does more than allow attorneys to file documents electronically. It also provides courtesy notifications to attorneys as events occur in a case. For example, e-Filing automatically informs attorneys of activities in their case, such as motions filed, judicial decisions made, and hearing dates that are re-scheduled.
Three additional court districts—3rd, 4th, and 5th districts—will begin accepting e-Filings in civil cases between January and March of 2010. An Electronic Filing Guide that includes requirements for e-Filing is available on the court’s website at www.utcourts.gov/efiling.