The Maryland Judiciary is phasing in electronic filing, beginning with a pilot project in Anne Arundel County. Many other court systems, including the District of Columbia and the federal court system have had e-filing for several years. Attorneys can use a vendor for e-filing, and there will be a charge for each filing. Currently, it appears that the filing charge ($5 plus vendor fees) will be less than a courier would charge. Our office tends to file papers in Montgomery County in person, and by mail in other counties when deadlines permit. It will still be permissible to file by paper, in which the clerk will scan the filing. Anytime technology is involved, there are bound to be occasional problems (servers go down, emails get routed to spam folders, etc) but I think there is potential for this system to create greater efficiency and transparency in the court system.