Finally -- Mandatory Service By Email!

Our  Supreme Overlords fine jurists in Tally have finally approved mandatory service by email:
[N]ew rule 2.516 provides that all documents required or permitted to be served on another party must be served by e-mail. Under subdivision (b)(1) (Service by Electronic Mail (―e-mail‖)), upon appearing in a proceeding a lawyer must designate a primary e-mail address, and may designate up to two secondary e-mail addresses, for receiving service. Thereafter, service on the lawyer must be made by e-mail. The rule does permit several limited exceptions to this requirement. A lawyer may file a motion to be excused from e-mail service, demonstrating that he or she has no e-mail account and lacks access to the Internet at the lawyer’s office.
Ok, I want to know what lawyer could possibly lack both an email account and internet connection?

Got it!


  1. Great news.

    Now I don't have to go to the office just to check my mail.

  2. "I'm sorry, your Honor. I was listening to the magic voices coming out of this strange modern invention!"

  3. Now, does this mean we are not required to serve paper pleadings?

  4. The fax is now officially dead.

  5. What's a "fax"? Or is that a misspelling of "facts," which are also dead according to the Chicago Tribune?

  6. Okay SFL, what happens when I get into litigation with one of the many douches out there who like to spam me with political fundraising e-mails - almost uniformly I block the sender (unless I know them). Now, I get in a case with them...what then?

  7. Also, the Lewis Tein webpage does appear to be down...what gives?

  8. Can I turn off my email at 5pm?

  9. sound like a family law hack - turning off the fax at 5 pm.

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