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    Order 19-02B and 20-07B: Modifying Interim Court Rule Governing Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Notice

    Order 19-02B and 20-07B: Modifying Interim Court Rule Governing Electronic Filing in the Supreme Court

    This matter is before the Wisconsin Supreme Court upon the court’s own motion as part of the phased transition to electronic filing in Wisconsin’s appellate courts. This order amends the requirements applicable to signatures on documents filed in the supreme court until mandatory electronic filing begins in the supreme court.

    The supreme court continues its participation in the pilot project begun under S. Ct. Order 19-02 to further refine and test the electronic filing system. During this period, some proceedings will be included in the pilot project, while documents in other proceedings will continue to be filed on paper and served by traditional methods.

    The court now amends Appendix A, Section 6.A.2 n.2 and Section 6.A.3) of Revised Interim Rule 19-02A and 20-07A regarding signature and physical filing requirements. Specifically, the amendment of Section 6.A.3 does not require the filing of an original paper document in the supreme court and now permits the filing of a copy of an original document so long as the copy contains a handwritten signature.

    ORDER ISSUED: July 7, 2022

    DISPOSITIONS: (1) The Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, in collaboration with the Consolidated Court Automation Programs and the supreme court, shall continue the pilot project to develop and test procedures to permit electronic filing of documents in the supreme court.

    (2) The interim rule adopted June 15, 2021, is amended as set forth in Appendix A, attached hereto as “Amended Revised interim Rule” and is adopted, effective July 7, 2022.

    (3) On or before Jan. 1, 2023, and at six-month intervals thereafter until the pilot project concludes or further order of this court, the Clerk of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals shall submit a written progress report that addresses the progress of the pilot project in the supreme court; modifications to the Revised interim Rule; and other relevant matters.

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