Today marks the first day of e-filing in Maryland, which is now mandatory for Anne Arundel County courts, the Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals. More counties will be added in coming years. Many attorneys are already familiar with the concept of e-filing, as it has been in place in some jurisdictions for a while now. Locally, the Federal court system and the District of Columbia have had mandatory e-filing for attorneys. Most of these e-filing systems, such as the new system in Maryland, exempt self-represented persons from e-filing. For me, the most exciting change will be making documents available for view online. For more information, check out the Maryland Judiciary website about the Maryland Electronic Courts.