07.25.16 - E-Filing CLE credits in Ada County

In just a few short weeks, attorneys in Ada County will be able to file, serve, distribute and deliver court documents electronically. The Idaho Supreme Court is hosting regular trainings to help the legal community prepare for this transition and continuing legal education (CLE) credits are available for attending. 

Training sessions are held by the Supreme Court every other Friday (click here for detailed schedule). The next training will be held on July 29 at noon in the Idaho Supreme Court Lincoln Room. Attorneys who attend any of the trainings will receive 1.5 CLE credits. Additional online seminars are available for free through Tyler Technologies. If you would like to register for an online training session, click here.   

In Ada County, electronic filing will be phased in starting in August and mandatory for all cases by October 3. Here is the current schedule:

August 8, 2016: E-filing mandatory for the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ada County Public Defender’s Office. Attorneys for the City of Boise will be required to file subsequent criminal cases electronically.  

August 22, 2016: Voluntary e-filing for criminal cases. 

September 6, 2016:  E-filing mandatory for criminal cases. Voluntary e-filing available for civil cases. 

October 3, 2016: E-filing mandatory for all cases.

E-Filing will significantly decrease the amount of time it takes you and your colleagues to file with the court and serve other parties. The technology also gives you the freedom to file from any location, anytime as long as you have an internet connection.  

If you would like additional information on e-filing, please review the Rule on Electronic Filing and Service.