Friday, October 30, 2009

Dallas County Texas Courts Moving to Electronic Files

According to an article, Dallas County courts moving to all-electronic filing published on October 11, 2009 on, that the Dallas County, Texas District Clerks Office is:

"Converting files for the county criminal, family and civil cases to electronic form and destroying the old-fashioned versions."
The article further notes that:

"Seventeen district clerk employees spent a combined 250 hours scanning thousands of documents in Magnis court over an August weekend."
And in the sidebar - Going Paperless: By the Numbers the article states two significant facts:

  • 75 percent: Amount of requested files from the clerks office that are from the last two years 

  • Jan. 1, 2010: The date Dallas County new criminal cases will no longer generate paper files