Traditionally, an attorney working down to the wire on an appellate brief has to be done by the courier service’s deadline. If the deadline is missed, the attorney must then race, for possibly hours, down the interstate to reach the courthouse in time. North Carolina has adopted a system that eliminates this pressure.
Deborah Leonard Parker,
Electronic Filing in North Carolina: Using the Internet instead of the Interstate,
2 J. App. Prac. & Process 351
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