E-filing now available for state administrative courts cases



E-filing now available for state administrative courts cases


DENVER ­— Monday, April 14, 2014 — The Colorado Office of Administrative Courts (OAC) announced that its online e-filing system, Case Connect, is available beginning today for electronic case and document filing.  For the first time, litigants will be able to file benefit appeals and other administrative actions without using paper.


“Electronic filing provides Coloradans who are involved in appeals of worker’s compensation, Medicaid and other public benefit claims, professional licensure, civil rights and election matters with easy access to the administrative courts,"  said Kathy Nesbitt, Executive Director of the Department of Personnel & Administration. 


Case Connect provides people easier access to file cases that belong in administrative court, and helps members of the bar by providing a more efficient case management tool.  E-filing has been in use for some time in district courts throughout Colorado.


According to Chief Administrative Law Judge Matthew Azer, virtually any document, motion or pleading now can be filed electronically.  “Case Connect will speed up case processing and save litigants time and the expenses associated with mailing or hand-delivering documents.  E-filing will especially help those parties who are not located in close proximity to one of the OAC’s three statewide offices.”


Case Connect is another great example of state government moving forward with 21st century solutions to make access to government easier and less expensive.


For now, using Case Connect is voluntary – litigants and attorneys are not required to use the system.  The OAC website contains useful instructions, FAQ information and tutorials to assist first-time users and those not familiar with online filing of legal documents. 


The OAC is a statewide program under the authority of the Department of Personnel & Administration.  Administrative law judges hear OAC cases in every county throughout the state.



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For more information, contact: 

Sabrina D'Agosta
Director of Policy & Communications Unit

O: 303-866-6555  |  C: 303-437-6671

1525 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80202

sabrina.dagosta@state.co.us  |  www.colorado.gov/dpa