The Atlanta Lawyer February / March 2019 - Page 14
E-filing in Cobb County:
Questions & Answers
E-filing now being mandatory,
the Editorial Board asked Cobb
County clerks, Rebecca Keaton
the Clerk of Superior Court (Sup.)
and Angie Davis, the Clerk of
State Court (State) the following
1) Do you currently have e-filing
and if so for what type of cases?
Sup: Civil cases only.
State: Civil, including Garnish-
ments and Dispossessory.
attorneys and optional for self-
represented parties. The mandate
has been in effect since October
1, 2018 for Cobb Superior Court.
State: It is mandatory to file on
civil cases initiated after January
1, 2019. On civil cases prior to
January 1st, you may file manual
3) If you have e-filing, who are
Sup: GreenCourt/Peach Court
2) Is it voluntary or mandatory?
Sup: 1. E-filing is mandatory for
State: GreenCourt/Peach Court
4) What are the unexpected ben-
efits of e-filing?
Sup & State: No longer having the
challenge of locating the paper
5) What do you miss most about
Sup: One of the things we miss
about paper filings is the face
to face interactions with filers,
regular local attorneys, their staff,
and others. Another is the ability
to have filers correct errors at
the counter. Although rejection
reasons are given electronically,
sometimes things are misunder-