Almost all bankruptcy attorneys use bankruptcy software that allows us to file the paperwork electronically. I use Bestcase. I don’t know if it’s the best, but it’s the only one I’ve ever used.
I can file electronically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and weekends. The court system seems to be up and functional about 99% of the time. I can only remember a handful of time when the court’s ECF (case management/electronic case file) system has been down, and even though, it was only down for a few hours during maintenance.
I have spent more than one night on the couch in my office, waiting for a client to finish his online class and call me, so that I could roll over and hit “send” on the computer to stop a foreclosure the next morning.
Last night, someone was on my website late at night, searching for the phrase “how late at night can you electronically file a bankruptcy case in Utah?” That same client could have sent an email or text to my general email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and maybe I could have stopped his 9 a.m. foreclosure.