The Michigan Supreme Court is seeking feedback in a survey regarding key features of a statewide e-filing system. The survey, developed by the National Center for State Courts, will remain open through Tuesday, June 3. Click here to access the survey.
An extensive e-filing stakeholder workshop was held in April and the survey is a follow-up to that discussion. Based on its research, experience in other states, and input from stakeholders and the general public, the NCSC will be issuing a report to the Michigan State Court Administrator's Office with recommendations for an e-filing system that best meets Michigan's needs.
The goal is to create an accessible statewide e-filing system that works well for users, is funded fairly and takes into account the unique and divergent resources of the 244 trial courts in Michigan. E-filing allows for the filing of court documents from anywhere in the state at any time of the day without having to drive to a court office or send large amounts of printed materials via a delivery service, thereby saving time, gas, parking fees, copy costs and delivery charges. A statewide e-filing system will also allow for the electronic notice and service of process and other expanded benefits to improve the efficiency of court interactions by attorneys, parties, and the public.
Posted by Samantha Meinke