File & Serve: Electronic Filing Overview
The Idaho Courts are transitioning to a new electronic filing system as part of Idaho’s larger effort to modernize the State’s court system over the course of the next several years.
e-Filing allows documents to be filed, served, distributed and delivered electronically. This transition further supports the efficiencies gained by moving to an electronic court record by creating time savings for attorneys, clerks and judges. Electronic filing will be phased in across Idaho, following each new deployment of the court’s modern online judicial system. Twin Falls County went live on January 11, 2016 followed by Ada County a few months later. Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee and Valley counties transitioned in October, 2017. Fourteen counties transitioned as of April 9, 2018. Included in the latest wave are Adams, Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Gem, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Payette, Shoshone, and Washington. The remaining 16 counties in the state will transition in October, 2018.
e-Filing can be done any time of day from any location and will significantly decrease the amount of time it takes you and your colleagues to file with the court and serve other parties. The transition will allow for improved information delivery and help increase Idahoan’s access to fair and efficient justice.
e-Filing Clarifications & Updates: