I’ve been asked to pass along this happy news: Effective immediately, the Texas Supreme Court does not require any paper courtesy copies for e-filed documents.
That’s zero, none, zilch. No paper.
The only people sorry to hear this will be a few local print shops.
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1 patrick sutton // Jan 20, 2014 at 10:17 am
In CLE courses, the Justices have said they read most things on iPads now and prefer everything to be formatted so that it works well on a device — including things like hyperlinking, bookmarks (a great way to sneak in some subtle, additional commentary), and full text searchability.
I want to be a Texas Supreme Court justice so I can get a free iPad.
The elaborate printing requirement of the U.S. Supreme Court is a sorry waste of money, though it definitely weeds out cases. The Texas Supreme Court’s requirements were pretty easy to handle with regular desktop printing, but good binding still cost a bit.