Federal Courts Need New Filing System, Consultant Recommends

May 24, 2021, 6:36 PM

The federal courts need a new case management and electronic filing system, government technology consultant 18F said in a report circulated to courts Monday.

An 18F analysis found the current system, CM/ECF doesn’t satisfy the needs of users or the courts and some components are becoming obsolete, according to a report shared with Bloomberg Law. That 11-week analysis included researching and interviewing a variety of system users.

In addition to recommending a brand new case filing system, 18F also suggested the judiciary solicit feedback on the findings, review the structural needs for adopting a new system, and make arrangements for ...

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