E-filing promotes the efficient and uniform administration of justice. In the 21st century, we no longer can rely on an 18th or 19th century vision for our systems.
E-filing will revolutionize our courts for the better.
– Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas
In December 2012, the Texas Supreme Court mandated e-filing in civil matters. The first group of counties (Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, Collin, Denton, El Paso, Hidalgo and Fort Bend), the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals and the 14 Courts of Appeal became mandatory January 1, 2014. This means that attorneys are no longer able to file paper documents at the clerk's counter. E-filing in all other counties will become mandatory on a graduated schedule through July 1, 2016.
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