The long-awaited day is finally at hand! On Monday, August 21, e-filing begins at the New Mexico Court of Appeals. It may be a coincidence that this is the date of the total solar eclipse, but then again, it may not be…

You can (and should) read all about e-filing here.

It looks like e-filing will be mandatory right away, except for pro se litigants. When e-filing started at our Supreme Court earlier this year, there was a grace period of a couple of months, in which one could file documents via e-filing or in person. But since the Court of Appeals has waited so long for e-filing, it is jumping into the deep end right away.

Also, if you have cases pending at the Court, you should add yourself to the service list for those cases so that you will receive notice of any filings.