Egads! E-filing era is en route to Fulton court

Well, there isn’t quite this much paper at the courthouse … (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Credit: Gene J. Puskar

Credit: Gene J. Puskar

Well, there isn’t quite this much paper at the courthouse … (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The legal community is buzzing because a change long sought at Fulton County Superior Court is set to take place.

No more mountainous piles of paper from civil lawsuits — about 19,000 filings in the last year alone.

No more attorneys racing to the courthouse to meet a 5 p.m. filing deadline.

Instead, lawyers and litigants will file civil complaints electronically, ending decades of the way things were done.