E-Filing on the Rise Nationwide

According to the National Center for State Courts, electronic filing is up and running statewide in Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Nebraska and Utah, with a number of other states phasing in new requirements. While building an electronic filing system can be expensive, the potential for long-term cost savings and efficiencies is driving the trend. Several chief justices surveyed for the report also said that ongoing budget cuts and space constraints have required them to find a new business model. The Pew Center has this report