E-Filing Risks for Litigators

Electronic filing poses a unique set of risks that may create problems in meeting deadlines and/or complying with other court policies, rules and procedures.  It is difficult to dispute that ECF has made filing much more convenient.  Gone are the days of rushing a pleading to the courthouse at the last minute.  However, there are new problems that may still cause counsel to miss a deadline or unwittingly violate privacy rules. 

The Defense Research Institute has recently published an article titled “New Risks Every Litigator Should Know” that explores the risks associated with e-filing and offers recommendations for avoiding a missed filing deadline, the disclosure of private client information on the Internet and other possible pitfalls.  The article was written by W. Kelly Stewart and Jeffrey L. Mills of Jones Day in Dallas and can be found via the link below. 



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