7th Circ. Pushes For Increase In E-Filing

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 6:02 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit proposed new rules Monday that would require lawyers to file their official briefs with the court electronically, a move designed to save money and increase efficiency.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit sent out a notice seeking public comment on the proposed rules. Comments will be received until March 25, and barring serious opposition, the court anticipates the rule changes to go into effect May 1. The court's advisory committee, which comprises judges and lawyers, has to approve the change....
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