Rant about court rules
The US District Court here has gone over to electronic filing. One side-effect is that a lot of the older attorneys, who haven't become computer nerds (and, more importantly, whose secretaries haven't become computer nerds) no longer take cases there.
Cripes. The problem is that the court's system was not quite ready for prime time. You start by converting a document into .pdf. Often, you have to insert scanned-in documents. If the total is over a certain size, it must be broken into chunks.
THEN you sign into a webpage. There are two webpages, incidentally. You can upload on one, but have to view documents on a different site. Each has a different username and password. The passwords are of the "12XZ0045G" variety, to ensure security online while making sure you have to write them down and make it totally insecure in your office. Nevermind that a hacker probably has more profitable things to do than invent court pleadings in your name.
After logging in, go to the case where you want to upload. This takes a time, since the format for the cases is not one ever used here (i.e., it's a different sequence of year-civil or criminal-number). You then go thru about 6-7 screens and finally get to upload.
Okay, at least you would have saved the time of going to the court (half an hour's drive from me) or mailing a copy. No... you're not finished!
The judges apparently like hard copy. So you must print out a copy, attach the email back from the court computer showing that it was sent to the other attorney, and deliver or mail both to the clerk's office.
Oh, and if your motion asks for an order, as they usually do, then you must send the court, by email directly to the judge, a draft order. The draft order must be in WordPerfect format, since the district court is one of the few offices I've encountered that doesn't use Word. (This part is not very easy on me, since I run a Mac, WordPerfect stopped supporting Macs years ago, and a Windows WP file is not compatible with a Mac WP file).