As you know, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Clerk’s office has been phasing in e-Filing. Here’s the latest infomation about the implementation:
As of Wednesday, October 5, 2011, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Clerk’s office is requiring e-filing for all civil foreclosure cases. A note on the Clerk’s website indicates that “As of 10/5—Civil Foreclosures (new and existing cases) must be filed through e-Filing process.” In conjunction with the announcement, the Court has issued a “First Amended Administrative Order” regarding e-filing, which was filed on October 5. The relevant amendment to the prior order appears to be the language “Commencing on or about October 5, 2011, the Franklin County Clerk of Courts and the Franklin County Common Pleas Court will begin mandatory e-Filing for all foreclosure case types as identified below. Additional categories of case types will “go live” with mandatory e-Filing soon thereafter.”
In addition, as of October 21, 2011, the court will no longer accept “fax filings.” If the Clerk’s office receives a fax filing, the new order contains rules for returning the fax to the sender, among other things.
Other changes from the first order:
- In a major amendment, notices of appeal MUST be filed on paper, according to Rule XI.D.
- There is also a new rule regarding motions withdrawing properties from sheriff’s sales.
- Finally, the record in administrative appeal cases will still be maintained and filed in paper format.
More changes to come, I’m sure….