The Daily Record: E-filing to save money and hours
BY JOE WILHELM JR.
The days of file folders at the Duval County Clerk of Court’s office are numbered as the office has begun preparing customers for a transition to a paperless filing system …
… The Florida State Court System has two primary goals for e-filing — to save the state money and to increase the timeliness in the processing of cases. It has been developing the system to achieve those goals for more than five years.
In 2008, the Florida Legislature supported the efforts by mandating a transition to the e-filing of court records and requested the Supreme Court to set standards. It did on July 1, 2009, and one provided that a statewide electronic filing portal – an “e-portal” – would be developed under the direction of the Supreme Court.
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