Attorney E-Filing Continues at High Rate
On May 1, 2006, E-filing became mandatory for all counsel in all cases, civil and criminal. Some documents must still be paper filed under the Administrative Procedures
-II. F. 4. But generally, counsel are now required to electronically file almost everything they produce. The percentage of documents e-filed by counsel since May 1 has been impressive. (click on chart for larger image)
A high percentage of documents will still be docketed by court staff because minute entries, notices of hearing, orders, and case opening documents are filed in the court, by court staff. Also, as court staff exercise their quality control function a docket entry is created with each error correction. All these docket entries "count" in the total entries by court users. But the percentage of docket entries created by attorney users in early May is very impressive.