Courts Begin Move To Electronic Filing

Eight Minnesota courts will serve as pilot sites for an initiative allowing court documents to be filed electronically rather than by paper.

State Court Administrator Sue K. Dosal said the eCourtMN initiative, is “the most comprehensive work re-engineering effort ever undertaken by the judicial branch.”

The plan is for all courts to eventually move to electronic filing in new cases, as well as putting closed and active cases on the computer.

The pilot courts are in Cass, Clay, Cook-Lake, Dakota, Faribault, Kandiyohi, Morrison and Washington counties. Ramsey and Hennepin county courts already handle some cases electronically.