Renton Washington Family Law Criminal Defense and Estate Planning Attorney

Serving Renton, Kent, Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way, Burien and south King County.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

King County E-Filing


Effecitive June 1, 2009, King County is mandating that all attorney's file legal documents electonically by e-filing. The Clerk has been digitizing documents for the last 8 years, making the electronic file the original file instead of the paper file. This greatley reduces the storage cost for the county and allows multiple people to look at the court file at the same time (on a computer monitor instead of a paper file). The downside has been that the Clerk's office has had to scan all documents that are filed and digitize them. The Clerk is now passing on that responsibility to the legal profession by mandating that we file all documents electronically. This will save the Clerk a significant amount of money.

The Clerk is still working out the kinks, and a new user interface will be available this spring, however, it is possible to do it now. We have been e-filing some documents for some time now, becoming framiliar and comfortable with the process. The speed and convience of this became evident this morning as I met with a client. We were in a race to file before the other side filed in another state, to establish jurisdiction. After meeting and discussing the case with my client, we decided to file immediately. We drafted the docuements, got signatures, scanned them and e-filed them over the internet, all within an hour, avoiding the time delay and expense of running it down to court to file. We were then immediately able to send the documents to the process server to transfer them to a process server in Texas to get the other side served. Technology is amazing.

The law office of Mogren, Glessner&Roti, P.S. is located in Renton Washington, and we provide services to most of King County. Our firm has been in existence since 1942. We presently have 4 attorneys serving our clients, Peter Mogren, Ronald Glessner, Ruth Roti, and Cindy Stewart.
The main emphasis of our service is in family law (divorce, custody, support, etc.), wills and estate planning (Wills, Commmunity Property Agreements, Power of Attorney, etc.), probate, and personal injury.

Please call visit our web page at http://www.mgrlaw.com/ to get additional information, or call us at 425-255-4542 to schedule an appointment.

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