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Waukesha County to be first to roll out mandatory e-filing

Waukesha County will be the first populous county in the state moving to electronic filing.

Beginning in November, the Waukesha County Circuit Court will begin moving all civil, family, paternity and small-claims cases to the state’s mandatory e-filing system, according to a news release.

Waukesha County was chosen as a test county for mandatory e-filing because it has accepted electronically filed documents for certain cases since 2014. Over the next two years, criminal, probate and juvenile cases will be added to the sorts of cases that require e-filing.

Beginning July 1, circuit courts around the state must begin requiring the that court documents be filed electronically.  The process will start by first requiring e-filing for certain types of cases.

The requirements will then be broadened to all case types by 2019. There will also be a $20 user fee that a party will have to pay when e-filing documents.

About Erika Strebel, [email protected]

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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