E-filing for Attorneys is Coming:
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E-filing Sessions for Law Firms and Bar Associations
The Maryland Judiciary offers e-filing presentations to law firms and bar associations to help attorneys and law professionals get ready for e-filing, the electronic filing of court cases, papers, and documents.
E-filing Webinars and Videos
Starting Sept. 15, 2014, attorneys will be able to:
- Register to e-file (MDEC’s launch in Anne Arundel County is Fall 2014)
- Register to take part in e-filing webinars hosted by the Maryland Judiciary
- Watch online tutorial videos about e-filing on the Judiciary’s website
Watch this space for updates.
Timeline for E-filing
E-filing will be available in Anne Arundel County beginning in the fall of 2014. The county is the first jurisdiction that will launch Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC), the Judiciary’s electronic case management system.
Statewide rollout of MDEC will take place over the next several years. E-filing for attorneys will become mandatory county by county as the conversion to the new MDEC system proceeds. The MDEC project is creating a single Judiciary-wide integrated case management system that will be used by all the courts in the state court system. Courts will collect, store, and process records electronically, and will be able to instantly access complete records as cases travel from District Court to Circuit Court and on to the appellate courts.
Happening Now: Anne Arundel County
MDEC and e-filing sessions will be held in August 2014 at the Circuit Court in Annapolis and the District Court’s Glen Burnie location. They are open to Anne Arundel County Bar Association members and are designed for attorneys, law firm administrators, paralegals, and law firm personnel who do court filings. Sessions will include:
- An overview of MDEC and its strategy
- Rule changes that affect electronic filing
- Demonstrations of the portal for e-filing, including attorney registration, new case initiation, and subsequent filing
The Anne Arundel County Bar Association is holding the sessions for its membership. For more information or to register, go to the Anne Arundel County Bar Association’s website, www.aabar.org/.