Court of Appeals Seeks Comments on Mandatory E-Filing Procedures

July 22, 2016

On July 20 the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued Administrative Order 2-16 informing interested parties that it intends to adopt a generally mandatory electronic filing and service (EFS) system to substantially reduce paperwork.

The court is seeking comments on the proposed mandatory EFS procedures outlined in the order, which cover general requirements, registration, filings by self-represented parties, and consent to electronic service and notice, among others.

Before implementing EFS, however, the court will conduct a pilot project permitting interested parties to participate on a voluntary basis. (The procedures for the pilot project will be established by a separate administrative order.)

Written comments about the mandatory EFS procedures are due by October 18, 2016. All comments must be submitted in 10 copies to: Clerk, D.C. Court of Appeals, 430 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.

View the full order.