Texas launches largest statewide e-filing of court documents in U.S.
Texas has become the nation’s largest state to implement a mandatory electronic court filing (e-filing) system aimed at digitizing court filings. Beginning Jan. 2, civil cases filed in the state’s 10 most populous counties -- Bexar, Collin, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Bend, Harris, Hidalgo, Tarrant, and Travis -- and all case types in the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, and 14 appellate courts, must be filed electronically. Every six months, more counties will make the change from paper to digital until all courts throughout the state are e-filing for civil cases by 2016. . . .
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