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Between the e-filing pilot’s start date on Oct. 14, and Nov. 14, when it became mandatory, the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court experienced a flood of paper filings that have had to be scanned in. ‘I knew the first four or five weeks would be tough,’ says Clerk of Court Robert P. Duckworth. He expects things to improve by mid-January as the conversion is completed. (Daily Record/File)
Between the e-filing pilot’s start date on Oct. 14, and Nov. 14, when it became mandatory, the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court experienced a flood of paper filings that have had to be scanned in. ‘I knew the first four or five weeks would be tough,’ says Clerk of Court Robert P. Duckworth. He expects things to improve by mid-January as the conversion is completed. (Daily Record/File)

Md. Judiciary’s e-filing pilot progresses through the hybrid phase

‘No surprises’ at Anne Arundel pilot sites

Courthouse clerks, judges and attorneys are steadily adapting to a two-month-old shift to a paperless system under a Maryland Judiciary project requiring lawyers to file civil claims and related documents electronically in Anne Arundel County courts.

About Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

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