First phase of e-filing system to begin


Last updated 1/16/2021 at 2:15pm

SANTA FE — Starting Monday, the Ninth Judicial District that encompasses Curry and Roosevelt counties will be part of the first phase of a new e-filing system for civil cases in magistrate courts.

Filings will occur through the judiciary’s online file and serve system, which is currently used at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.

“E-filing provides a more convenient way for attorneys to initiate civil lawsuits in a magistrate court and submit subsequent case-related documents,” Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil said in a release from the Administrative Office of the Courts. “The online technology will streamline court operations and is far more efficient than having attorneys and their staff filing paper documents in court.”

The initial rollout includes five judicial districts covering 12 counties. The remaining seven judicial districts will see rollouts by May or August.

E-filing has been available for civil cases in district courts since 2010 and criminal cases there since 2019.


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