Rule 9-302. Mandatory electronic filing.

Intent:

To provide that documents filed in criminal cases in justice court be filed electronically.

To provide for exceptions.

Applicability:

This rule applies in the justice court.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), pleadings and other papers filed in criminal cases in justice court between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 may be electronically filed using the electronic filerís interface.

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), pleadings and other papers filed in criminal cases in justice court on or after January 1, 2017 shall be electronically filed using the electronic filerís 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 a written request outlining why the exemption is necessary to the Justice Court Administrator.

(3) The electronic filer shall be an attorney of record and shall use a unique and personal identifier that is provided by the filerís service provider.

 

Effective May 1, 2016