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Hennepin County District Court will demonstrate it's e-filing project with six pilot law firms next week.

Hennepin County to demo e-filing project

Judge Cahill

Judge Cahill

In a recent interview with Hennepin County District Court Assistant Chief Judge Peter Cahill I learned that the county is set to demo its e-filing project next week.

Cahill, who is in charge of the pilot program, said they have been demonstrating e-filing to court staff and judges and will demonstrate the system to six pilot law firms on Tuesday. A tentative “go-live” date for the pilot project is currently scheduled for Oct. 18.

“That’s, I think, going to be one of our greatest efficiencies. We know budgets are bad but instead of just saying budgets are bad and asking what are we going to do, [we are doing something],” said Cahill. “We need e-filing because it takes the burden off the staff we have left.”

According to the judge, Ramsey County District Court has been working with Hennepin County and will likely start its own pilot close to Hennepin’s launch date.  “It’s fair to say that it’s a Hennepin project being designed to work throughout the state,” he said.

My interview with Cahill — which focuses primarily on the judge’s expectations of those who practice before him — will be in Monday’s print edition of Minnesota Lawyer. It is also available online here. (Password required.)

One comment

  1. Hi, Michelle
    This is a great article and the innovation is right on time with the current economic down turn, its perfect. Can you please email me with your information as i have questions about this project. I am a graduate student of hamline university writing on the e-filing project as specific to hennepin county. I got interested after reading Nancy’s article. Look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you,
    taye idowu

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