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Indiana courts press case for $5 million for e-filing system

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana courts are seeking an additional $5 million in the new state budget for an electronic filing system that will allow litigants to submit paperwork online and give the public free access to court records.

The e-filing plan calls for the system to be piloted in a handful of counties this year and in the state’s appellate courts. The Times in Munster reports the pilot counties would include one using the court’s Odyssey case management system and one running a different system.

Supreme Court Justice Steven David and Court of Appeals Judge Paul Mathias are leading the e-filing effort.

Mathias says Indiana residents expect electronic access.

Gov. Mike Pence didn’t include the money in his proposed budget, but Mathias says he’s received positive feedback from lawmakers.