Domestic Relations Cases and Probate Cases are Available for Efiling

Efiling Release Successful

Utah State courts announced that, as of January 12, 2013, domestic relations cases and probate cases are available for electronic filing (efiling).

Mandatory efiling for attorneys begins on Monday, April 1st, 2013. Utah District Courts will require that all pleadings and other papers filed by an attorney in general civil and domestic relations cases be electronically filed. Paper filings will not be accepted after Friday, March 29th, 2013. Efiling in probate cases will be mandatory beginning July 1st, 2013.

If an attorney or law firm submits, on paper, any document that is required to be filed electronically, the clerk will return the document to the filer. Read the rule below. To ensure that you are prepared and able to meet the mandatory efiling dates, open an account now and learn to efile. Certified Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSP) are:

Additional information and training assistance can be found online at www.utcourts.gov/efiling andwww.utahbar.org/efiling.

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CJA Rule 4-503. Mandatory electronic filing.

(1) Except as provided in Paragraph (2), pleadings and other papers filed in civil cases in the district court on or after April 1, 2013 shall be electronically filed using the electronic filer’s interface.

(2)(A) A self-represented party who is not a lawyer may file pleadings and other papers using any means of delivery permitted by the court.

(2)(B) A lawyer whose request for a hardship exemption from this rule has been approved by the Judicial Council may file pleadings and other papers using any means of delivery permitted by the court. To request an exemption, the lawyer shall submit the request to the Judicial Council’s General Counsel on a form approved by the Judicial Council.

(2)(C) Pleadings and other papers in probate cases may be filed using any means of delivery permitted by the court until July 1, 2013, at which time they shall be electronically filed using the electronic filer’s interface.

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