by Roy Turner, General Sales Manager, File & ServeXpress
As a former litigator and business development professional focused on state courts, I am always excited to learn about a court’s eagerness to implement a new technology solution. To me, this underscores the fact that the court, contrary to popular belief, is serious about streamlining business processes and providing greater access to justice. I am even more excited when I see a court take extra steps to ensure that its internal and external customers understand the new technology, how it works and how it is beneficial.
Recently, the California Judges Association and File & ServeXpress co-presented a seminar entitled, “Electronic Documents, E-Filing and You.” The seminar was presented in the form of a roundtable discussion about electronic records and their benefits and shortcomings. The roundtable included Justice Terence Bruiniers, First District Court of Appeals; Judge Curtis Karnow, San Francisco County Superior Court; Alan Carlson, Court Executive Officer, Orange County Superior Court; and other local judges and firm representatives.
The group discussed the genesis of e-Filing in California, focusing on the applicable state and local rules. The attendees also gained first-hand knowledge about e-Filing from judges, court executives and law firm personnel who have used the electronic solution and realized its benefits. The panel of experts also shared with the attendees some tips on how to successfully implement e-Filing within their respective courts.