By: The Associated Press//July 8, 2011
By: The Associated Press//July 8, 2011//
NEW YORK CITY — Think the paper piles are deep around your home?
Clerks at Manhattan’s state Supreme Court say they’d run out of places to put it.
Not to worry.
The state now requires lawyers in about 6,000 cases dealing with commercial disputes in the Manhattan courthouse to “e-file” their cases. Clerks and judges then process the documents, theoretically in a paper-free manner.
First Deputy Chief Clerk Jeffrey Carucci is coordinating a statewide program to expand the electronic court.
Says Carucci: “We have momentum to really eliminate the paper.”
Admittedly, the effort is a little more time-consuming than clearing off your coffee table. … And your dresser.
Carucci tells The New York Times that the whole project could be complete in 20 years.