This following notice is posted on the Benefits Review Board’s home page.
Notice Regarding Availability of Electronic Filing and Electronic Service
All parties to appeals before the Benefits Review Board (BRB) may now use the Board’s Electronic File and Service Request (EFSR) system. The EFSR portal allows parties to file new appeals electronically, receive electronic service of Board issuances, file briefs and motions electronically, and check the status of existing appeals via a web-based interface accessible 24 hours every day in lieu of paper documents.
The EFSR system is open to any party to an appeal before the Board. An e-Filer must register as a use and must be validated by the Board before e-filing any document. An e-Filer will complete an online registration form. A valid e-mail address is required to register as an e-Filer. Once registered, an e-Filer will be able to use the EFSR for electronic filing (eFile), which is the submission of forms and documents to the Board through the Internet instead of using postal mail and fax. After the Board has accepted an e-Filing, it is handled just as it would be had it been filed in a more traditional manner. e-Filers will also have access to electronic service (eService), which is simply a way to receive documents issued by the Board through the Internet in lieu of mailing paper notices/documents.
Information regarding registration for access to the EFSR system, as well as a step by step user guide and FAQs can be found at: https://dol-appeals.entellitrak.com
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at: [email protected]
This is great news for Longshore and Defense Base Act cases. Electronic filing saves costs and time. The Federal Judiciary has used electronic filing for years via the PACER system. Immediate docket updating and printing is very helpful for litigation.
The BRB’s e-filing registration process is quick and painless. You provide contact information, establish a security question, and the confirm receipt of an e-mail from the e-Filing system. Done and done.
(Note: I first published this post on Navigable Waters: A Maritime, Longshore and Defense Base Act Blog.)