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Friday, June 03, 2016
Ind. Courts - Message from Chief Justice Rush about new court technology advances
Chief Justice Loretta Rush sent out this message to Indiana attorneys this morning:
There are a number of exciting court technology advancements to report. More detailed information is online. Briefly, I turn your attention to three points.
First, as announced earlier this year, on July 1, 2016 attorneys will be required to electronically file all subsequent pleadings including briefs, motions, appendices, petitions for rehearing, transfer, and review in all appellate courts. As well, e-filing will be required in subsequent pleadings in all case types that are eligible for e-filing in Hamilton County.
Second, I encourage you to visit courts.in.gov/efile to review the project timeline. It notes when specific counties will begin voluntary e-filing and when e-filing will be required in those counties. The timeline will be regularly updated. There is training and support information online, including an e-filing user guide. We expect statewide e-filing by the end of 2018.
Third, please be aware that certain documents you file with the appellate courts may be available online. You are required to consider Administrative Rule 9 (court record confidentiality rules) prior to filing by paper or electronically. Recently the Court authorized free online access to appellate briefs. On July 1, the Court will make appellate motions available online at mycase.in.gov and appellate case search.
This is an exciting time to be an Indiana attorney. We are transforming the way we handle cases and providing greater transparency to the courts. Already, the courts have received about 60,000 filings through the electronic system. Thank you for being our partner as we modernize the judicial branch.
Loretta H. Rush
Chief Justice of Indiana