15-26C-1Electronic filing.

(1)    Except as specifically exempted by these rules or court order, attorneys shall electronically file all documents, including petitions, notices of review, motions and briefs, and any appendices with the Supreme Court through the Odyssey® electronic filing system unless advance permission is granted by the court allowing paper filing or filing through any other method. Self-represented litigants may file electronically but shall not be required to file electronically.

(2)    Registered users will receive electronic notice when documents are entered into the system. Registration for electronic filing constitutes written consent to electronic service of all documents filed in accordance with these rules.

(3)    A document filed electronically has the same legal effect as an original paper document.

(4)    The typed attorney or party name or electronic signature on a document filed electronically has the same effect as an original manually affixed signature.

(5)    A party electronically filing a document that is not accessible to the public, in whole or in part, is responsible for redaction or designating the document as confidential or sealed before transmitting it to the Supreme Court. For any document containing information where redaction is required, in whole or in part, pursuant to chapter 15-15A or order of the Supreme Court or circuit court, the original unredacted document shall also be filed electronically. It is the responsibility of the parties to seek advance approval from the Supreme Court for submitting a document as sealed or confidential if that document is not already declared confidential or sealed by existing law, court rules or order.

Source: SL 2014, ch 253 (Supreme Court Rule 13-11), eff. Jan. 1, 2014; SL 2019, ch 222 (Supreme Court Rule 19-01), dated Feb. 25, 2019; Supreme Court Order dated Aug. 30, 2022; SL 2023, ch 227 (Supreme Court Rule 23-10), eff. Apr. 1, 2023.