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Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19

Updated: 
July 13, 2021

How can I start my case?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many state courts will allow you to start your case electronically - either through email or the court’s specific electronic filing system. Many states also still have in-person filing hours or drop-off services that allow for contactless in-person delivery of court filings. Additionally, you may be able to mail in your paperwork. The in-person and electronic filing may be faster and more reliable than the option to send filings through the mail.

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