• May 27, 2015

Minnesota Litigator - federal rule changesIt’s here. Appellate e-filing in Minnesota. Attorneys may now e-file and e-serve briefs as long as the other side is represented by an attorney admitted in Minnesota.

Before being allowed to e-file, you must have taken (and passed!) a quiz provided by the court. The purpose of the quiz is to ensure that filers have enough information to e-file effectively. And you may take it as many times as you need to.

You will be given 10 questions (out of a bank of 30). Court staff says that you will pass if you read the FAQs that are part of the E-MACs User Manual. And that the test will take about 10 minutes.

To register as an e-filer, you will need to create a user name and password. Court staff recommends using your bar ID as your user ID because it is unique and won’t change.

Now that I have registered, I can report that the test does take 10 minutes or less. And that you will pass if you review the FAQs on the Court website.

Click here for background on registering and taking the quiz.  And click here to get started.

The Court is sponsoring two training sessions in June on the new system.  Both will be held starting at 11.30 am, one in St. Paul on June, 12, and one in Minneapolis on June 19, 2015.  Click the links for more information.

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