Associated Press - August 27, 2009 12:44 PM ET
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi officials unveiled the state's new electronic court document filing system on Thursday, saying the program will increase public access and streamline procedures for judges and attorneys.
A demonstration of the Mississippi Electronic Courts system was held in Jackson.
The system is based on a federal program called PACER - Public Access to Court Electronic Records.
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. said Mississippi is the first state allowed to use the federal system.
Madison County Chancery Court began accepting electronic filings July 22.
Waller said work will begin soon to adapt the e-filing system for use in chancery courts in Scott and Warren counties and in circuit court in Madison County.
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