E-Filing: A Quick Overview
By Ed Siebel
LAWYERS TEND to think about all forms of online communication with courts under the rubric "e-filing." In fact, there are two quite separate sets of overlapping technologies at play: 1) Access to the court's records, and 2) Electronic filing of documents which become part of the court's records. At least to date, the vendors that offer one technology generally do not offer the other.
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E-Filing: Is it Real, or is it Just Vaporware? Here's a Coast-to-Coast Reality Check
By Tom O'Connor
IS ANYBODY really using e-filing? Although there have been lots of promises, and much publicity about upcoming ventures, few e-filing projects are in operation across the country. At a conference last year, Brad Hillis of the Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts bemoaned the lack of actual implementations. (See Critique of Existing electronic Court Filing Projects).