EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018:
Changes to multiple civil rules require represented parties to serve pleadings and other papers electronically.
- Every pleading and motion signed by an attorney must include an email address in the signature block;
- Attorneys are expected to look at the signature block of pleadings filed by opposing counsel, to ascertain the correct email address for electronic service;
- The documents to be served must be e-mailed as a PDF attachment;
- The rule changes affect the summons, complaint, answer, notices of appearance, pleadings, discovery, pretrial memoranda, and anything formerly served by mail to opposing counsel;
- Exceptions exist for responses to written discovery and summary judgment records longer than 50 pages;
- The summons and complaint must be served with a Notice Regarding Electronic Service, a fillable form available on the Superior Court website.