Understanding E-Filing in California

by Roy Turner, General Sales Manager, File & ServeXpress

Roy Turner

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. Continue reading “Understanding E-Filing in California”

Funding Your Court’s E-Filing System – Part 2

by Dean E. Merritt, Esq., Northeast Court Account Manager, File & ServeXpress

File & ServeXpressIn my previous post, I mentioned the challenges faced by many courts overburdened by low budgets and inadequate staffing. I discussed two options, Transactional Fees and Statutory Fees, you can consider as you look for the means to fund your court’s e-Filing system. Today, let’s talk about two more options – the Self-Funded Option and the Ancillary Fees Model.

The Self-Funded Option Continue reading “Funding Your Court’s E-Filing System – Part 2”

Funding Your Court’s E-Filing System – Part 1

by Dean E. Merritt, Esq., Northeast Court Account Manager, File & ServeXpress

File & ServeXpressEncumbered by dwindling staffs and outdated processes, many courts today are finding it difficult to provide the services demanded of them. Technology offers hope for a solution, but with shrinking budgets, funding can be a challenge.

In this two-part series, I will be discussing four ways you can fund your e-Filing system, even if your court, like so many, is faced with financial pressures. Continue reading “Funding Your Court’s E-Filing System – Part 1”

Resources for Legal Professionals and Courts

Training, customer service and knowledge sharing are at the heart of File & ServeXpress, and we are working to bring even more resources to courts and legal professionals around efficiencies, document management and exchange. In addition to this blog, where we will share expert articles twice a month, we also share more in-depth articles and news on our LinkedIn page, through Twitter @fileservexpress and of course our website. Continue reading “Resources for Legal Professionals and Courts”

Texas Mandates E-Filing for 2014

The Supreme Court of Texas has announced that it is mandating electronic filing for Texas, beginning January 1, 2014.

The order initially covers cases in the Supreme Court and civil cases in the Texas Court of Appeals beginning January 1, 2014. Electronic filing in most of the state’s trial-level courts will move to e-Filing on a graduated schedule by court population beginning January 2014 and completing in July 2016. That part of the order will apply to district courts, statutory county courts, constitutional county courts and statutory probate courts.The scheduled deadlines for compliance will run as follows:
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