The Louisiana Clerks’ Remote Access Authority (“LCRAA”) was authorized by La. R.S. 13:754. La. R.S. 13:754(B) requires LCRAA “to provide for infrastructure, standard operating procedures, technology and training to support a statewide portal for secure remote access by Internet users to certain records maintained by LCRAA members and to provide for document preservation.” Currently, 58 parish clerks of court (“Clerks”) participate in LCRAA; however, all Clerks are required to participate in LCRAA by July 1, 2020.
LCRAA’s portal located at www.laclerksportal.org (“Portal”) currently provides secure remote access to indices of certain records maintained by Clerks. Additionally, LCRAA is currently developing software to enable online users to record documents through the portal (“E-Recording”).
LCRAA seeks proposals for a third party solution to be implemented by April 30, 2019 to host and maintain a system for remote filing of electronic documents for court cases (“E- Filing System”). Users will access the third party solution through the Portal, to file and process payments for filing fees. The E-filing System must be capable of: 1) forwarding documents to clerks of court for integration with existing case and/or document management systems; 2) processing electronic payments; 3) disbursing funds to clerks of court; and 3) adaptation to changes in legal requirements and current technology.