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11th Judicial District implements e-filing effective March 15

Wednesday, February 13, 2019  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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The 11th Judicial District Court will be implementing an electronic filing system effective March 15 for all case types capable of being electronically filed. The district covers Flathead County.

The court issued an order on Feb. 8 implementing e-filing. Cases that are generally capable of being electronically filed include, but are not necessarily limited to, DC, ON, DJ, DR, DV and DI cases. The Montana Supreme Court has adopted rules governing access to and use of the electronic filing system. See In Re Temporary Electronic Filing Rules, AF 14-0745, filed Oct. 3, 2017.

Consistent with Temporary Electronic Filing Rule 2(b), use of the electronic filing system for all lawyers admitted to practice in Montana, or those appearing pro hac vice, is mandatory in all DC, DN, DJ, DR, DV and DI cases, subject to Temporary Electronic Filing Rule 6(a).

All lawyers admitted to practice in Montana, or those appearing, pro hac vice, have until May 1, to become registered users of the electronic filing system and begin using the electronic filing system. Upon application to the District Court Administrator, waivers for use of the system may be granted for compelling and extenuating circumstances.

Instructions on becoming a registered user and accessing the electronic filing system are available at https:/ /courts.mt.gov/courts/efile.