Lawyers Adopt Electronic Filing Option
The first month figures of the Ohio Supreme Court’s new e-Filing Portal show lawyers are receptive to the technology.
In the first 31 days, 70 percent of all attorney filings with the Supreme Court have been filed electronically.
Although it’s not mandatory, e-Filing is available for all Ohio attorneys with active registration status and those registered for pro hac vice status. Users of the e-Filing Portal are reminded:
- Filing documents through the e-Filing Portal does not alter deadlines imposed by the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Documents received after 5 p.m. Eastern Time through the portal will not be considered for filing until the next business day.
- When filing documents electronically, allow sufficient time to set up account credentials and become familiar with the e-Filing Portal.
- Items received through the portal will be reviewed in the order in which they are received by the Clerk’s Office. Due to high volume, review of documents for compliance with the Rules of Practice can take up to one business day.
- Use of e-Filing does not alter the filer’s obligation to serve the other parties to the case.
Video tutorials, a user guide, and other helpful information and links are available online.