Rule Number 1: All documents created by the court are stored in the electronic document management system (EDMS) are designated as “the official record”.
Why this rule? Because many courts have and continue to maintain dual paper and electronic systems have reported that they have not benefited from their document management systems - simply because they are maintaining two systems. Needless to say, doubling the number of systems is not a recipe for efficiency. And while is takes time to transition from the paper file room to the electronic document system, the sooner that the conversion takes place, the better.