Last week, I posted about the start of e-filing in Maryland. Those of us who are used to e-filing in other jurisdictions see this an inevitable change sweeping our court system over the next few years. I have had occaisaion to use the Maryland e-filing system in a couple of cases, and I find it fairly easy to naviagate. There is a bit of a backlog in Anne Arundel with the new system, however there can also be a similar backlog with paper filing. Obviously, the hope is that in the long run, this will greatly increase efficiency, and may also help to reduce costs as couriers are not needed as much for last minute filings.
E-filing has been a long time coming, Maryland began studying the e-filing option in 2004.