Shelby County Courts Go Paperless

The Shelby County Circuit and Chancery Court clerks’ offices will go to electronic filing of all court records in June. Attorneys will still be able to file a paper version of proceedings but clerks will scan the documents, and the court will go completely to e-filing at some point. Until then, the court will phase in use of the technology with the goal of a two-hour turnaround in approving filings during business hours. Attorneys will be able to file after business hours and will receive an email confirmation later after the office has reviewed the filing. Provided there are no errors in the e-filing, the court record will show the document was filed when it was sent in, instead of when it was reviewed. The Memphis Daily News has more