The audit, which examined the period of September 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019, shows the Court's electronic filing system has reduced the time it takes to process cases. The audit also shows the Court is improving its processes related to the collection and reconciliation of fees.
Audit Audit of the Appeals Court
|Organization:||Office of the State Auditor|
|Date published:||November 2, 2020|
In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of the Appeals Court for the period September 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019. In this performance audit, we examined the Appeals Court’s compliance with Section 4 of Chapter 262 of the General Laws and Rules 8a–8f of the Massachusetts Rules of Electronic Filing, as well as the efficiency of the electronic document filing system eFileMA. We also assessed the court’s fee collection.
Below is a summary of our findings and recommendations, with links to each page listed.
The Appeals Court did not collect and verify documentation to support its daily deposits.