After a hitch, the Texas Supreme Court’s electronic filing system is up and running today. It allows attorneys to file briefs, pay fees and serve opposing counsel from their computers. The e-filing system was supposed to start on March 14, but problems were discovered with the fee payment aspect of the system, so the start time was delayed until today. Texas Supreme Court Clerk Blake Hawthorne says the new system is running well so far and the court accepted its first filed brief early this morning. But don’t throw out the printer just yet --- two copies of filings must be sent to the high court when using the e-file system.
-- John Council