On September 24 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia began allowing electronic filing of documents in all Probate Division cases on a voluntary basis. E–filing will become mandatory for all lawyers starting November 1.
Pursuant to an administrative order issued September 16, the Superior Court extended its e–filing system to the Probate Division. E–filing is an essential aspect of the court’s Integrated Justice Information System that allows filings to be transmitted to the court and documents and data received into its case management system in a more effective, timely, and accurate manner.
All orders issued from the chambers by judges assigned to the Probate Division will now be electronically filed and served on individuals considered as mandatory e–filers.
Attorneys (whether appearing as counsel, fiduciary, or otherwise) and members of the Fiduciary Panel, Examiner Panel, and Visitors Panel, as well as participants in the Non–lawyer Guardian Pilot Project were required to register with the court’s authorized e–file vendor at www.Case
FileExpress.com on September 23.
E–filing will remain optional for pro se litigants. Parties who are not mandatory e–filers may choose to participate by registering and filing a Notice of Registration with the court, and providing a copy of the notice to the other parties in the case.
To view the administrative order, go to www.dccourts.gov