Fourth DCA initiates e-filing as a step toward going paperless

first_img February 1, 2004 Regular News Fourth DCA initiates e-filing as step toward going paperless Fourth DCA initiates e-filing as a step toward going paperless The Fourth District Court of Appeal anticipates moving toward a paperless system in the near future and is testing the concept by first initiating an e-filing procedure.While paper filings are not yet going away, Fourth DCA Judge Martha Warner told the Appellate Practice Section at the Bar’s Miami Midyear Meeting that the court also wants lawyers to begin electronically filing their documents with the court along with the paper filings.Judge Warner said a true e-filing component will not be ready until the court obtains the necessary document management and indexing systems and institutes the rule changes necessary to move to a paperless court.“It is the up-and-coming thing,” Warner said. “We have decided to just jump in the middle of it and get going on it.”Right now, Warner said, only one state appellate court in the nation — Arizona — has gone paperless, but the Fourth DCA has put in a supplemental budget request with the legislature this year to obtain the funding needed to set up a pilot project in Florida.In the meantime, she said, the court is asking attorneys to submit a copy of all their filings with the court online instead of on disc.Judge Warner said on the court’s Web site ( there is a link on the left side that allows a lawyer to register to e-file. Once the lawyer fills out the registration information and it is verified, the court will send the lawyer an e-mail with instructions on how to file.In addition to briefs, Warner also said the court wants lawyers to file their transcripts on line “because part of the purpose of this is to assist us in letting our staff start to learn how to use and how to work with electronic documents before we actually go completely paperless.”“I happen to think this is going to be great,” Warner said.Fourth DCA docket now available online The Fourth District Court of Appeal’s docket is now available on-line.To access the docket, go to the court’s Web site at and click on “Case Docket” on the left in the blue field.last_img read more

E. Michigan meets Kent State in MAC tourney

first_imgE. Michigan meets Kent State in MAC tourney Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 11 seed Eastern Michigan (16-15, 6-12) vs. No. 6 seed Kent State (19-12, 9-9)Mid-American Conference Tourney First Round, Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio; Monday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Eastern Michigan is set to match up against Kent State in the first round of the MAC tournament. The only regular season meeting came on Feb. 18, when the Eagles shot 50 percent from the field while holding Kent State’s shooters to just 29.1 percent en route to a 70-49 victory.center_img SENIOR STUDS: Kent State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Antonio Williams, Danny Pippen, Troy Simons and Philip Whittington have combined to account for 65 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 68 percent of all Golden Flashes points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Williams has accounted for 40 percent of all Kent State field goals over the last five games. Williams has 42 field goals and 20 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Kent State is 0-5 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 19-7 when it scores at least 64.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Golden Flashes are 11-0 when they record eight or more steals and 8-12 when they fall shy of that mark. The Eagles are 6-0 when they score at least 72 points and 10-15 on the year when falling short of 72.GETTING DEFENSIVE: Eastern Michigan has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 25 percent of all possessions this year, the sixth-highest rate among all Division I teams. March 8, 2020last_img read more