Court officials in the state of Alabama are making plans to adopt an e-filing system that could potentially allow thousands of state attorney to electronically file complaints, discoveries or other related documents, Federal Computer Week (FCW) reports.
Officials from the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) want attorneys to use the system, called AlaFile, to file roughly 80 percent of the all civil cases in the state by the end of this year, Mike Carroll, AOC’s deputy director, told FCW.
Some 3,000 lawyers try 75 percent of the state’s civil cases, Carroll told FCW.
Alabama officials are currently working to train attorneys in its 67 counties. So far they’ve trained about 1,000 of the state’s 14,000 attorneys.
There are currently no plans to include criminal cases, because legislation must first be filed in such cases, Carroll said.
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