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Requirement to complete initial filings electronically

Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Ferrer
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From the Office of Communication, Education & Outreach, Indiana Supreme Court

Beginning May 5, attorneys filing in any court with mandatory e-filing in effect will be required to complete initial filings electronically in the following case types:

AD  --  Adoption

CB  --  Foreign Judgment

CC  --  Civil Collection

CT  --  Civil Tort

DC  --  Domestic Relations with Children*

DN  --  Domestic Relations without Children*

EM  --  Estate, Miscellaneous

ES  --  Estate, Supervised

EU  --  Estate, Unsupervised

GU  --  Guardianship

JP  --  Juvenile Paternity

MF  --  Mortgage Foreclosure

MH  --  Mental Health

MI  --  Miscellaneous Civil

PC  --  Post-Conviction Relief

PL --  Civil Plenary

RS  --  Reciprocal Support

SC  --  Small Claim

TP  --  Verified Petition for Issuance of a Tax Deed*

TR  --  Trust

XP  --  Expungement


*These are new case types under Administrative Rule 8 effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Submitting your initial filing electronically in these cases means you’ll no longer be required to submit any paper copies to the clerk’s office. It also means you, as the filer, will be responsible for serving the initial pleading and summons. Be sure to read Trial Rule 86 in its entirety, and especially Rule 86(G)(2) regarding service of an initial filing.

Also on May 5, subsequent e-filing in criminal cases will be mandatory for attorneys in Clay, LaGrange, Wells and White counties.

Indiana’s conversion to e-filing is a team effort including courts, clerks and the bar. Attorneys have been very pleased with e-filing and we are confident that this next step will benefit attorneys, their clients, the courts, the clerks and all Hoosiers interested in modern, responsive courts. Thank you for your support.

More info


Visit the statewide e-filing project website.

Read our E-filing User Guide.

Get support and training from one of the several e-filing providers available.

Sign up for email updates if you'd like future news about e-filing.

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