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E-filing: Court system preps for switch, draft rules are out for comment (access required)

E-filing is getting closer in Virginia courts with a preliminary draft for rules that will govern it and the conversion of records in the pilot court for the project to a paperless system. The Supreme Court of Virginia’s Advisory Committee on Rules is seeking comment on preliminary draft of e-filing rules in state courts by ...

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2 comments

  1. I hope Virginia will use the EDVA system as a model for implementing the state system. The federal court’s electronic case filing and access systems have simplified and streamlined my bankruptcy practice. It is much easier to practice law when you can access case files remotely on a computer anytime instead of in the clerk’s office during normal working hours. There is also less room for clerical error and misfiling of documents.

    Every time I wait on line at the courthhouse, it strikes me that the state court intake clerks now spend a lot of their time trying to help pro se filers who could just as easily research the issues they are struggling through. Referring them to a PACER-like system should make our courts more efficient and less costly to the taxpayers.

  2. good article. thank you. story suggestion:status,if any, of e filing for the land records.john frye , clerk of fairfax is who would probobly be very knoledgable.

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