Courts to launch computer filing. 'A quantum leap to a paperless federal court system in South Carolina is about to lift off. By March, the four U.S. district courts around the state and the legal community are expected to be ready for computer filing and retrieval of criminal and civil documents. That means that bringing a lawsuit or responding to one, announcing a hearing or keeping up with a criminal charge will be available electronically through the courts. For the lay public, however, viewing the information will require a second step. The public will have to use the courts’ current computer system, called Pacer, to link to their computers, said court staffer Lois McLeod. That can be done online for free. . . . .'