The Texas Supreme Court has posted an order on its website which now requires parties to submit electronic copies of all petitions, responses and replies filed with the Court in all cases. The order will become effective February 15, 2010.
Previously, the Court had only asked for electronic courtesy copies of filings in cases for which it requested briefs. The new order requires parties to e-mail copies of documents to the Supreme Court clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org, on the same day they file the original paper documents. Because the parties will still have to file paper documents, submitting an electronic copy of the document does not constitute filing the document.
Click here to view the Court’s order on its website.