The North Dakota Court System will be installing an updated version of its electronic filing system from Nov. 16-18. The current system will be shut down at 4 p.m. CST on Friday, Nov. 16, to start the conversion to the new system.
The e-filing system will be down from Nov. 16 until Nov. 18, when the new system will be available for use. Filings that need to be made during this time frame must be submitted prior to the Nov. 16 shutdown.
The new system has many advantages over the current version. Filers will see a different looking website which promises to be easier to navigate with several new features.
Similar to purchasing an item on the internet, filers will now be able to see and review their entire filing before they submit it to the court. They will also be able to track the status of submissions from the point of submission all the way to the final step of clerk's acceptance into the Odyssey case management system.
Filers will also receive electronic notices of their filing's acceptance or rejection. Filings that get rejected will now be able to be fixed by the filer and resubmitted without having to start all over.
Another improvement that filers will now have is template filing. Template filing allows filers to copy and reuse previous filings. This will save them time by not having to re-enter common information each time they start a new filing.
Another new feature that filers will like is the system's ability to save unfinished filings as drafts. So when they get interrupted, the system will save their work and allow them to resume where they left off without having to start all over.
Filers will also find an expanded information page that includes links to user guides, FAQs, additional help resources, references, contact names and phone numbers.
The new system offers improved user-id and password management for the firm administrators so they can reset their own passwords if needed.
Lastly, the system has improved document processing capabilities which will speed up the document processing times.
For more information on e-filing, visit the North Dakota Courts E-Filing Information Page
November 8, 2012