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Most court cases in Erie County are now being filed electronically, making the county one of the first in the state to join the “e-filing” movement, said County Clerk Christopher L. Jacobs.

“E-filing will save time and money while making legal records easier to access. Erie County will be one of nine counties, out of 62 throughout New York State, to implement mandatory e-filing,” said Jacobs, who noted the transition occurred Tuesday.

Certain types of cases, such as Article 78 proceedings, matrimonial and mental competency cases, will be exempt from mandatory e-filing, Jacobs said.

A chart of specific cases that can be e-filed is available at www.erie.gov/clerk/efiling.

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