Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hamilton County Indiana Leads E-Filing Implementation

Hamilton County Courthouse, Noblesville, IN
They will be the first county in the state to accept electronic court filings.


Via press release, August 11, 2015:

Hamilton County is the leader in the statewide court e-filing project. Chief Justice Loretta Rush will travel to Hamilton County Wednesday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. to meet with court and clerk staff as well as judges and attorneys to congratulate them on being the first county to implement e-filing as part of a statewide measure. "This is a major step toward all 92 counties accepting electronic filings rather than paper. We want to say thank you in person."

In 2014 the Indiana Supreme Court announced the implementation of statewide e-filing which will reduce paper copies, postage and trips to the clerk's office. With strong support from the Legislative and Executive Branches, attorneys, clerks, judges and staff--the path to e-filing is underway with plans for statewide implementation by the end of 2018.

Supreme Court Justice Steven David and Court of Appeals Judge Paul Mathias (leaders of the project) will also be present to recognize Hamilton County. Justice David explained, "The Indiana Supreme Court is committed to the most effective use of technology to ensure that courts operate with efficiency and fairness—e-filing is a key component of our modernization plans."

Hamilton County is now accepting e-filing of most civil cases. Information about e-filing can be found at courts.in.gov/efile. The rules and implementation schedule, list of service providers and details about training sessions will be updated online. Those interested can also subscribe to receive email updates about e-filing.”

Editors comments:  Indiana has also posted an E-filing Rules and Implementation Schedule website at: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/4287.htm that contains a lot of useful information for those of us who are working on these kinds of projects.

Exciting times in “The Hoosier State”.

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