Millions of documents now being e-filed….wow

In January 2011, the statewide Florida courts e-filing portal wobbled its way online, with nine counties accepting a handful of filings from participating lawyers, who were usually handpicked to help test the system.  Only civil filings were accepted and no county accepted submissions in more than five of the circuit and county court divisions.  In the first six weeks, a total of 552 documents were filed.  Fast forward more than six years. The portal, managed by the Florida Courts E-Filing authority Board, passed a milestone with more than 2 million documents in March.  It not only accepts filings in every type of case, it allows judges to disseminate rulings, and, in some areas of the state, it allows the submission of proposed orders to judges.  Process servers can do their paperwork online and pro se parties can file electronically (they retain the option to do paper filing; attorneys are required to use the portal unless they lack internet access).  What are your thoughts.  Even as a competent document preparation company in St. Petersburg, FL can actually e-file for you on your behalf.  It can not only save you money, but additional headaches as well.