... Last month, Sue Kirkland, Clerk of the Lancaster County District Court, launched a pilot program for the electronic filing of legal documents. The program — just one more instance of the general societal shift toward paperless transactions — is voluntary, at least so far, Kirkland said. “Twenty-nine states have e-filing or are training for it,” she said. “E-filing is the future. There’s no hiding from it.”
Nebraska state court administrators selected Lancaster County District Court and Sarpy County Court for the pilot program, which began Feb. 12 at the district court in Lincoln.
Bill Miller, deputy state court administrator for information technology, said a technology sub-committee will review the program this summer. Any final decisions to make electronic filing mandatory for all state courts rest with the Nebraska Supreme Court, he said.