Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Begins Voluntary E-filing

efiling in US courtsThe Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, has instituted electronic filing on a voluntary basis as at June 16th, 2014. E-filing can be conducted via the EClerk’s Counter portal, which is located on the left side menu on the First Circuit’s home page: http://www.la-fcca.org.

E-filing is authorized under Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit, Local Rule 8, which can be read in its entirety here.

A few key provisions of Local Rule 8 E-filing are as follows:

  • If required under Uniform Rules, a declaration must be submitted electronically in lieu of an affidavit.
  • All document files must be electronically signed by the intended filer before uploading to the EClerk’s Counter.
  • Document size cannot exceed 175 megabytes.
  • Local Rule 8 allows that appendices and/or exhibit materials can be scanned for insertion into the PDF document.

Practitioners in the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal are advised to review Local Rule 8, along with the Court’s FAQs and training pages.

 

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