Dodge County is the latest to launch a mandatory e-filing pilot program after the state’s highest court approved a rule mandating electronic e-filing across Wisconsin.
Dodge County launched its pilot program Wednesday, according to a news release.
The pilot program requires attorneys to electronically file documents for civil, family, small claims and paternity cases. It is the first step for implementing the state-wide mandatory system.
Ozaukee County will follow suit July 1, as well as Jefferson and Columbia counties starting Aug. 1. Adams, Pierce and Waupaca counties will also launch their pilot programs on Aug. 15. And starting Sept. 1, Barron, Dunn and Florence counties will also implement mandatory e-filing, according to the state courts website. Barron and Dunn counties will start Sept. 1, and Florence County will start Sept. 15.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court in April approved a rule change requiring e-filing in all state courts for all case types by 2019. The new system is being phased in county by county.Follow @erikastrebel