The court document electronic-filing system through Texas.gov is experiencing issues today after being down for a system upgrade over the weekend.
David Slayton, administrative director of the Texas Office of Court Administration, says some e-filed documents are entering the system and will be file-stamped, but not all e-filed documents are able to enter the system. "The filer will know that," he says, because the system will give them an error message.
Slayton says he has been communicating frequently with the vendor that runs the e-filing system, Texas NICUSA, but he’s unsure when the system will be working again.
“They’re still trying to identify what the issue is and get it corrected,” Slayton says.
Erin Hutchins, director of portal operations for Texas.gov, writes in an email: “We have all ‘hands on deck’ working now to resolve what is, in short, an issue that impacts login. Until it is resolved, it is impossible to eFile. . . . In the meantime, we have made court personnel aware of the eFiling issues. So, any lawyer or litigant that needs to complete a filing should 1) use the paper process if it is available; or 2) contact the court for further instructions.”
-- Angela Morris