In accordance with La. R.S. 13:850, the Clerk of Court will accept fax filings in civil matters. The filing party must receive a receipt of transmission from the Clerk of Court before the filing is deemed complete. The filing will have no force and effect unless the filing party forwards the original of the pleading within seven days, exclusive of holidays, after the fax filing is transmitted. It will also have no force and effect unless the filing party pays his filing fee and fax transmission fee.