Friday, September 20, 2013
Starting October 1, 2013 the Superior Court in San Diego is asking attorneys to E- file probate documents. Documents may be filed electronically if 1. the case is initiated on or after October 1; or the case is already pending as of September 30 and has been imaged by the court. Permitting the E-filing is one of the ways that the San Diego Superior Court is handling the budget cuts. Over the past five years, the budget cuts have eliminated more than 170 court positions and shut down a few courtrooms.
Probate Judge Julia Kelety explained, “Our Probate Court is very pleased to offer electronic filing for court documents. It’s a win-win situation for the court and our customers, because it allows the court to handle the paperwork more efficiently, while at the same time the people who use our court will benefit from the convenience of filing documents remotely. This is particularly critical since budget cuts forced the closure of the North County probate court.”
See Karen Dalton San Diego Superior Court Begins E-Filing in Probate, News Release, Sep. 19, 2013.
Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, San Diego School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.