June 17, 2021 – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued an order with an interim rule on filing appellate court documents. E-filing is mandatory in the court of appeals, starting July 1, but mandatory e-filing to the Wisconsin Supreme Court is delayed.
According to the order, on July 1, e-filing is mandatory for all new actions and proceedings brought in the court of appeals and for all new documents submitted in previously filed cases, unless otherwise provided by rule or by court order.
The supreme court will continue its participation in the e-filing pilot project for the purpose of further refining and testing the electronic filing system, the order notes.
“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,” according to the order.
“The appellate rules will be significantly revised, effective July 1, 2021, and many of the requirements associated with filing multiple copies of paper documents will be eliminated,” the order continues. “It is therefore necessary to establish interim rules applicable to paper documents filed in the supreme court from July 1, 2021, until mandatory electronic filing commences in the supreme court.”
The rule includes a revised interim rule that takes effect on July 1, 2021. Read the full order here.