The Texas County Circuit Court has implemented the Missouri Electronic Filing (eFiling) System to enhance access and efficiency. This implementation is one of a growing number that allows the smallest, most rural court to the Missouri Supreme Court to accept filings from attorneys electronically.

“We are very pleased with the shift to electronic filing,” Texas County Circuit Clerk Marci Mosley said. “In making the change, we can offer attorneys extended hours of access to cases, providing them greater flexibility; reduce their costs for printing, copying and mailing; and better serve attorneys and their clients alike.”

The system went operational Monday.

The Missouri eFiling System allows courts to receive, process and manage cases electronically. Attorneys can check the status of cases or submit filings without making trips to the justice center, calling during business hours or waiting for available staff support to conduct a search. Public case docket information has been available in the court of appeals and other courts across the state through Case.net and is accessed easily through the Missouri courts website at www.courts.mo.gov. With electronic filing, case documents will be stored electronically at the court and will be viewable electronically through Case.net by Missouri attorneys who are registered and subscribed to the Missouri eFiling System. Access to public case documents by the general public or Missouri attorneys who are not registered users is available at the court during normal business hours.

“We are excited about being part of this growing initiative,” Mosley said, “But, as with any change in computer systems, we have a learning curve to overcome as we transition from paper to electronic case documents. We ask for everyone’s patience as we become more comfortable with this new way of doing business.”

The Supreme Court of Missouri, all three districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals and several trial courts in other counties have joined the eFiling System, and have converted to electronic filing successfully – an effort that has received considerable support and acclaim.

For more information, contact Mosley (417) 967-3742 or via email at marci.mosley@courts.mo.gov

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