Efiling, a topic much heard about and little seen may soon generate more light than heat. At legal technology trade shows and association meetings across the country, CLE courses and panel discussions have offered a glimpse at developments that may be on the verge of leaving the drawing board and landing on lawyers’ desktops.

At both the National Association of Court Managers (NACM) annual meeting in San Jose, Calif. in July, and the National Center for State Court’s (NCSC) Sixth Court Technology Conference (CTC6) in Los Angeles, Calif. in September, efiling was the center of attention. A large number of programs and vendor discussions were devoted to the topic, creating an ideal backdrop for demonstrating working models for efiling.