DC Superior Court Implements Significant E-Filing Expansion

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Through File & ServeXpress, D.C. Superior Court now offers filers an e-Filing solution that manages the life of a case from Case Initiation.

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The Case Initiation expansion now provides the filer even more benefit with visibility, search capabilities and archive options throughout the entire life of the case.

Courts throughout the country have e-Filing on their agenda this year, and the Washington D.C. Superior Court is no different. Even as one of the early adopters of e-Filing, the Court continues to expand to filers on an ongoing basis. The mandate of Case Initiation for Civil Actions through CaseFileXpress, an e-Filing solution from File & ServeXpress, does just that.

Case Initiation was initially implemented on a permissive basis on March 2, 2015. Effective May 4, 2015, Case Initiation became mandatory. With Case Initiation filers are now able to file their new Civil Action Complaints electronically, giving them a fully electronic process and docket online for a complete solution for the life of the case. In addition, trips to the courthouse to file are a thing of the past as filers can file a new civil case at any hour of the day from the convenience of their own office.

For the Court, the new mandate allows for more efficiency in processing new civil action cases and eliminates scanning of the complaint.

The D.C. Superior Court first implemented e-Filing in 2001, mandating subsequent filings in 2005. Currently Civil Action, Family, Tax and Probate cases are mandatory for e-Filing. However, this is the first expansion to allow e-Filing of complaints. File & ServeXpress has served as the Court’s e-Filing vendor through CaseFileXpress for 10 years.

“D.C. was one of the first Courts to mandate e-Filing, understanding early on the benefits of making that move for both the filers and the Court. The Case Initiation expansion now provides the filer even more benefit with visibility, search capabilities and archive options throughout the entire life of the case,” said Mel Yarbrough, File & ServeXpress CEO. “File & ServeXpress has a long standing partnership with the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Bar, and we are honored to provide expanded access for filers in this jurisdiction.”

To assist filers throughout the transition, File & ServeXpress offers web-based training classes on how to submit Complaints along with 24/7 client service at 877-433-4533 or info(AT)fileandservexpress.com.

About File & ServeXpress
File & ServeXpress, headquartered in Irving, Texas, was formed in 2012 through an acquisition of two of the pioneers of e-Filing and e-Service – CaseFileXpress and File & Serve, a former LexisNexis company. The resulting combination brought together more than 30 years of experience in legal e-Filing and e-Service to form the leader in the industry, offering products that provide access to universally compatible document exchange and management technologies. The company serves all types and sizes of courts, firms, cases and practice areas.

File & ServeXpress brings together an established, comprehensive record of success in working with courts around the country to implement electronic filing. It has existing e-Filing and/or e-Service projects spanning 30 states and the District of Columbia with more than 165,000 registered users and 39,000 law firm clients, representing all of the top 100 law firms in the country.

In March 2015, File & ServeXpress launched its next pioneering product suite, CaseEdge, a turnkey legal case life-cycle platform that streamlines an attorney’s practice with an affordable solution that combines industry leading, third-party solutions with data knowledge.

File & ServeXpress combines exceptional client service and advanced legal technology with the management and financial strength of its private investors. File & ServeXpress was formed by the shareholders of MMC Group, LP, Strait Lane Capital and Rosewood Private Investments specifically to acquire File & Serve and CaseFileXpress.

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