Filing paper documents at courthouses and administrative agencies is the law practice equivalent of an endangered species, giving way to a new breed of activity - electronic filing. Efiling is the uploading to a website of information in electronic form. The efiling process has begun to have a more pervasive effect on the legal system than did the adoption of codes of civil procedure or administrative procedure acts.
Learn more about e-filing from this interview with e-filing pioneer Mohammed Shaikh.
The electronic signature technology utilized by RealLegal is secure, cost effective and easy to use, and is in compliance with the Federal E-Sign Act, model codes such as UETA, and most state and local rules and procedures concerning electronic signatures. In addition, this technology complies with national and state codes of ethics for court reporters.
The introduction of technology into the legal world has created the need to develop a body of law to promote its growth. Important to this growth is the concept of open standards, allowing all actors to compete on the same plane.