Montanaâ€™s courts will switch to electronic filing systems next year, the Associated Press reported today.
Montana Supreme Court Clerk Ed Smith told the AP that a pilot program in early 2014 will launch with the stateâ€™s high court. Missoula and Mineral counties will follow.
This does not mean, however, a wave of open access to court records. The AP reports that the system will be used only by judges and attorneys; citizens will still need to go to the courthouse for records.