E-filing pleadings to be mandatory July 1

April 12, 2016

After deciding last week all appellate pleadings and motions would be available online at mycase.in.gov within the next 60 days, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Tuesday electronic filing of all pleadings to pending cases will become mandatory for all attorneys in Indiana appellate courts as well as Hamilton County Circuit and Superior Courts July 1.

In a press release, Indiana Justice Steven David, who has led the e-filing initiative with Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Paul Mathias, said “Requiring attorneys to e-file in certain cases and counties is simply the next step on the path to statewide implementation by the end of 2018.”

Unrepresented litigants are not required to e-file at this time, but are encouraged to use the system.

The courts have received nearly 10,000 filings through the electronic system since July 2015, the press release said.

Henry County began e-filing Monday and joins Clark, Shelby, Harrison and Madison counties in accepting e-filing on a voluntary basis. Mandatory e-filing will be in place for those counties later in the year.

Amendments to trial and appellate rules to implement e-filing can be found at http://courts.in.gov/2784.htm.