The Supreme Court of Texas has mandated the implementation of electronic filing (e-filing) in all civil, non-juvenile cases, including family and probate cases (Supreme Court Order). Next year this mandate will also apply to criminal cases. In anticipation of that mandate, the Council of Judges approved the gradual implementation of e-filing in criminal cases beginning September 1, 2016.
E-filing is a method of submitting civil pleadings over the Internet to be filed with the court, and is a faster and more efficient way of filing documents than ever before. With eFiling, you can submit your documents online and receive your file-stamped copy back, all without leaving your own office.
The e-filing system that was implemented is called eFileTexas. eFileTexas benefits include:
- Full integration with e-filing service providers - no need to switch.- Low cost filing any time, from any Internet-ready computer.
- Enhanced reporting and financial reconciliation.
- Quick access to file-stamped copies of your court documents.