Requirement to complete initial filings electronically
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Posted by: Susan Ferrer
From the Office of Communication, Education & Outreach, Indiana Supreme Court
Beginning May 5, attorneys filing in any court with mandatory e-filing in effect will be required to complete initial filings electronically in the following case types:
AD -- Adoption
CB -- Foreign Judgment
CC -- Civil Collection
CT -- Civil Tort
DC -- Domestic Relations with Children*
DN -- Domestic Relations without Children*
EM -- Estate, Miscellaneous
ES -- Estate, Supervised
EU -- Estate, Unsupervised
GU -- Guardianship
JP -- Juvenile Paternity
MF -- Mortgage Foreclosure
MH -- Mental Health
MI -- Miscellaneous Civil
PC -- Post-Conviction Relief
PL -- Civil Plenary
RS -- Reciprocal Support
SC -- Small Claim
TP -- Verified Petition for Issuance of a Tax Deed*
TR -- Trust
XP -- Expungement
*These are new case types under Administrative Rule 8 effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Submitting your initial filing electronically in these cases means you’ll no longer be required to submit any paper copies to the clerk’s office. It also means you, as the filer, will be responsible for serving the initial pleading and summons. Be sure to read Trial Rule 86 in its entirety, and especially Rule 86(G)(2) regarding service of an initial filing.
Also on May 5, subsequent e-filing in criminal cases will be mandatory for attorneys in Clay, LaGrange, Wells and White counties.
Indiana’s conversion to e-filing is a team effort including courts, clerks and the bar. Attorneys have been very pleased with e-filing and we are confident that this next step will benefit attorneys, their clients, the courts, the clerks and all Hoosiers interested in modern, responsive courts. Thank you for your support.
• Visit the statewide e-filing project website.
• Read our E-filing User Guide.
• Get support and training from one of the several e-filing providers available.
• Sign up for email updates if you'd like future news about e-filing.