Attorney Trey Wilson - RL Wilson Law

20 May 2013

Electronic Filing to be Compulsory in Bexar County on January 1, 2014

Trey Wilson, Lawyer in San Antonio, Texas wrote:

On December 11, 2013, the Supreme Court of Texas rendered an Order compelling electronic or "E" filing in all Texas counties by July 1, 2016.  The Order applies to civil cases (including family cases) in the district courts, statutory county courts, constitutional county courts and statutory probate courts on a graduated schedule based on population.

As a County with a population of more than 500,000, E-filing will be mandatory in Bexar County on January 1, 2014. Once a county is subject to mandatory E-filing, attorneys must E-file all documents in civil cases through TexFile. Unrepresented persons are permitted, but not required to E-file.

TexFile is billed as following the " toll-road model, but drastically reduc[ing] the cost of e-filing and electronic service.

The transition should be interesting for attorneys and court clerks, alike.

Trey Wilson --Named By Scene in SA Magazine As One of San Antonio's Best Real Estate Litigation Attorneys -- September 2008 -- As voted on by peers