eFile/eCourts

Log in to eFilingAppellate court eFiling

For appellate courts, use of the eFiling system is mandatory for attorneys filing appellate briefs, no-merit reports, petitions for review, and responses; these electronic copies are filed in addition to the paper filings. Self-represented litigants can file these documents electronically, but are not required to by the Supreme Court Rule. Appendices are optional for both attorneys and self-represented litigants.

Briefs are publicly available via the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access (WSCCA) website, while other electronically filed documents are viewable only by the attorneys or parties associated with a particular case.

Log in to the appellate court eFiling website

View an online presentation of the eFiling registration process
View an online presentation of the appellate court eFiling system

Background

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has created Wis. Stats. §§ 809.19(8)(a)4., 809.19(12), 809.19(13), 809.32(1)(fm), 809.62(4)(b), (c), and (d), 809.80(3), and 809.80(5) authorizing appellate electronic filing, effective July 1, 2009.

View the Supreme Court Rules regarding electronic filing of documents Adobe PDF
Frequently asked questions on appellate court eFiling Adobe PDF

About the technology

The technology for this project is similar to electronic filing systems used by the federal courts and other state courts. Documents are filed through a secure website and integrated into the existing case management system. Electronic filing is expected to provide quicker filing and service, reduced reliance on paper files, reduced data entry and improved accuracy.

Contact information

For more information regarding the appellate court rules, contact the Supreme Court Clerk's Office at (608) 266-1880 or at clerk@wicourts.gov

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