Court wants more county courts to use e-filing

Posted at 5:30 AM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 08:30:46-04
The Arizona Supreme Court is nudging state superior courts in Arizona's smaller-population counties further into the digital age.
Electronic systems already can be used to file documents in civil cases in Maricopa and Pima counties' superior courts, and Chief Justice Scott Bales says the court system is now expanding so-called e-filing to the remaining 13 counties.
According to an order by Bales, the other 13 counties will start using e-filing for documents in many civil cases under a plan and schedule to be established by the court system's administrative director.
E-filing won't be used for documents in many cases. Those include petitions for injunctions against harassment, documents to begin forfeitures and cases in whole categories of law, including family, juvenile, probate and mental health