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Statewide e-filing takes effect

By: Erika Strebel, [email protected]//July 1, 2016//

Statewide e-filing takes effect

By: Erika Strebel, [email protected]//July 1, 2016//

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A Wisconsin Supreme Court rule requiring the electronic filing of court cases has taken effect.

The rule went into effect Friday. The new system is being phased in county by county for civil, family, small claims, and paternity cases. The high court approved a rule change in April requiring e-filing in all state courts for all case types by 2019.

Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Friday became the second county to require electronic filing, according to a news release Friday. Ozaukee joins Dodge County Circuit Court, which was a pilot county in June. Both counties also offer voluntary e-filing for criminal felony and misdemeanor cases.

On Aug. 1, Columbia and Jefferson counties will require electronic filing for certain case types. Adams, Pierce and Waupaca counties will follow on Aug. 15.

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