A particular clerk's office refuses to file documents for non-attonrney's pursuant to a January 1st 2019 rule, is not this rule for attorneys only? Could the clerk become liable for refusal?.................................... Any pleading or document filed electronically shall be deemed filed as of the time of its receipt by the electronic filing service provider... If the clerk refuses to file it, is it technically still filed and can the clerk become liable for any judgement or order as a result?
Clerk's have governmental immunity, so there would be no liability for the clerk. I am unclear regarding the remainder of your question. In my local jurisdictions there are local rules regarding how attorneys and self represented persons must file. This differs sometimes in whether it is the first filing and the type of legal matter. Being patient and kind in asking questions of court personnel and IT people in this world of changing electronic filing yields good answers and results in my experience.
I am licensed in MI and not in GA.
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