E-Filing and Case Management System

e-Filing Procedures

e-Filing is the automated transmission of legal documents from an attorney, party or self-represented litigant to a court, from a court to an attorney, and from an attorney or other user to another attorney or other user of legal documents

Pre-Procedures and Documents

Scope of Rules.

These rules shall govern electronic filing (“e-filing”) of all processes or documents connected with or relating to any matter before the Court and payment offiling fees for processes and documents relating to or connected with a matter before the Court

Determine whether you have a valid claim

Before filing a lawsuit, you must determine whether you have a legally valid claim. A claim is only legally valid if there is a law that supports your claim against another party. You should only bring a case to court when there is a legal wrong that has been committed. You should not want to sue a person merely because you ‘don’t like something they did’.

e-Filing Processes

How Case Management System (CMS) Works

  1. Submit court documents online to any participating court in NICN
  2. CMS automatically calculates your filing fees and delivers documents to the court
  3. Receive filing status updates via email/SMS
  4. Clerks accept or reject submissions
  5. Get a file-stamped copy upon the clerk’s acceptance

How does the system works

The system allows attorneys and district court clerks to file documents; pay for civil filings; view and print electronic versions of documents and docket sheets; and receive electronic notifications when other parties or participants file to your cases.