Wisconsin eFiling Update

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Sep 26, 2019 Vol 4, Issue 3

The Appellate Court eFiling website is receiving a facelift! The site is modernized with a new look and feel, similar to that of the Wisconsin Circuit Court eFiling site. The new site has also been created to enable the pilot project for eFiling in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. For more information on the pilot project and interim rule, click here.

New site features and items of note for attorneys already filing documents in accordance with 809.19 include the following:

The last of five sets of case types and classification codes slated for electronic filing were enabled and rolled out on a voluntary basis to almost every county in the state this fall. Included in this group are:

  • Attorneys will have access to all case information via the My cases page, including the ability to file new documents, view documents, and view parties and attorneys for each case.
  • Email notifications will continue to be sent to the email address associated with the attorney's eCourts account. However, attorneys can choose to turn off emails and rely on the Notifications page of the eFiling site. Attorneys can also add a CC email address to their notifications via the Appellate eFiling preferences page (see user guide).
  • Attorneys will automatically be opted in to cases on which they previously eFiled.
  • To eFile documents on new cases beginning September 30, 2019, attorneys will need eFile a Notice of Appearance or Public Defender Order Appointing Counsel unless the Clerk's office has already recorded them as the attorney of record on the case.
  • User guides and help are available on the Support page of the new site. Appellate eFilers can contact eFile Support by phone 1 (800) 462-8843, email, or chat. Support is available Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (except holidays).

We look forward to launching the new site on Monday, September 30. Note that the existing Appellate Court eFiling site will be unavailable from approximately 5 to 8 p.m. that evening while we make the switchover.

Final circuit court eFiling implementation

Voluntary circuit court eFiling is currently under way in Dane, Eau Claire, Menominee, Portage, Racine, Shawano, and Wood counties for the following case types and class codes:

  • Juvenile judgments (JJ)
  • Juvenile injunctions (JI)
  • Temporary restraining orders
  • Temporary physical custody requests
  • Juvenile CHIPS 68998-Waiver of Parental Consent (Jane Doe)

Expansion to other counties will continue through fall. These case types will become mandatory by the end of December rounding out the final leg of mandatory circuit court eFiling implementations. To stay up-to-date on where you can eFile these cases, visit our Participating counties page.

Reach out to us!

Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you. If you have questions along the way, call us at 1 (800) 462-8843, chat with us, or email us at eFileSupport@wicourts.gov. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @ CCAP_Wisconsin!

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