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Rule 4-901. Mandatory electronic filing injuvenile court.

Intent:

To require that documents in juvenile court cases be filedelectronically.

To provide for exceptions.

Applicability:

This rule applies in the juvenile court.

Statement of the Rule:

(1)(A) Except as provided in Paragraph (2), pleadings and otherpapers filed in existing juvenile court cases on or after December 1, 2015shall be electronically filed using the juvenile court?s Court and AgencyRecords Exchange (C.A.R.E.).

(1)(B) Except as provided in Paragraph (2), pleadings and otherpapers filed to initiate a new juvenile court case on or after August 1, 2016shall be electronically filed using C.A.R.E.

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

(2)(B) A lawyer whose request for a hardship exemption from thisrule has been approved by the Judicial Council may file pleadings and otherpapers using any means of delivery permitted by the court. To request anexemption, the lawyer shall submit a written request outlining why an exemptionis necessary to the Juvenile Court Administrator.

(3) The electronic filer shall obtain and use a unique C.A.R.E.login for all filings in the juvenile court.