LA Supreme Court introduces e-filing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court says it's upgrading its technological capabilities and has launched voluntary electronic filing of documents by attorneys. A 30-minute online training session provided through the court's website, , is required in order to access e-filing. Officials say once trained, a password is provided and documents can be filed online as they would be filed conventionally. Currently, the court says e-filing is limited to attorneys in good standing and technical assistance will be provided by the Clerk of Court Office during regular business hours. There is a $100 cost for e-filing writ applications and a $50 fee for filing other documents such as oppositions and replies. Those costs are on top of regular filing fees. The court also will continue to accept filings by hand or mail delivery.