Texas Supreme Court Advisory
Monday, March 28, 2011
Contact: Osler McCarthy, staff attorney for public information
Electronic-Filing Effective Today
Effective today, you may electronically file documents with the Texas
Supreme Court, pay your fees, and serve opposing counsel using the Texas.gov electronic-filing system.
To use the electronic-filing system you must first choose an electronic-filing service provider and
register. You must send two paper copies of your filing to the
Court when you use the electronic-filing system.
If you choose to file using the traditional paper-filing method, you
must still e-mail electronic copies of petitions, responses, replies,
briefs on the merits, amicus briefs, post-submission briefs, motions
for rehearing, and emergency motions to the Clerk of the Court on the
same day that the paper copies are filed. The electronic copies must be
e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. An
original and eleven paper copies are still required for most filings
when using the paper filing method.
For more details, see the Electronic Copy and Electronic Filing Rules for the
Supreme Court of Texas. For more information about creating
electronic briefs, please read this Guide to Creating Better Electronic Briefs. You can
also watch a video that shows step-by-step instructions for
using Adobe Acrobat to create an electronic brief.