Starting July 1, 2016, the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the courts of Hamilton County are switching to a mandatory e-filing system. There are several changes to the rules as they relate to filing a new case or filing within an open case. For example, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will no longer require colored covers for briefs. Attorneys may sign filings via electronic signature. Also, beginning on July 1, 2016, Appellate motions will be made available to the public online. However, Notice of Appeals are not yet eligible for e-filing. There are also special rules for confidential filings, service of civil summons, and submission of filing fees for civil cases.
It is anticipated that all counties will move to mandatory e-filing within the next year. More information on e-filing can be found at www.in.gov/judiciary.
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