A. The facsimile capabilities of the OAC are limited. Parties are encouraged to avoid filing pleadings via facsimile, except when reasonably required by time constraints.
B. If a facsimile copy is filed in lieu of the original document, the attorney or party filing the facsimile copy shall retain the original document for production to the judge, if requested. If an original or copy of a pleading in addition to the facsimile copy is filed with the OAC, the additional copy or original may be discarded and not made part of the OAC file.
C. Pleadings or other documents in excess of ten pages (excluding the cover sheet) may not be filed by facsimile in lieu of the original documents, unless otherwise ordered by a judge. The OAC shall not accept any document in excess of ten pages submitted by facsimile for filing.
D. Facsimile copies must be accompanied by a cover sheet that states the title of the document, case number, number of pages, identity and telephone number of the transmitter, and the identity and facsimile numbers of all other parties or persons to whom the facsimile copy was sent, as well as any instructions.