Public input sought for E-filing survey to help guide SCAO

 A survey developed by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is now available for interested parties to provide comments regarding the key features of a statewide e-filing system.  Click here to access the survey.  The survey can be accessed through Tuesday, June 3, 2014.


To reach the online survey, go to http://survey.confirm it.com/wix6/p3069223496.aspx
 
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.