E-Filing in California Courts

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Several cities throughout California are slowly implementing electronic filing (e-file) requirements for attorneys and self-represented parties to file legal documents. Read on to learn more about which types of actions are now required to be filed online in Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and San Francisco Superior Courts.

Orange County

Orange County Superior Court uses Direct Legal Support, Inc. as an approved e-file vendor. The following case types are available for e-filing in Orange County:

  • Unlimited Civil
  • Limited Civil
  • Complex Civil
  • Probate
  • Mental Health

All documents filed by an attorney in the above referenced case types must be e-filed. Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement set forth in Orange County Superior Court Local Rule 352, and Local Rule 601.01.

San Diego County

San Diego Superior Court requires mandatory e-filing for the following case types in the Central Division:

  • Civil Class Actions
  • Consolidated Actions
  • Coordinated Actions, where all of the cases are imaged
  • Provisionally Complex Actions under CRC 3.400-3.403. (General Order of the Court No. 010313)
  • Antitrust/Trade Regulation
  • Mass Tort
  • Environmental/Toxic Tort
  • Securities Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Claims (arising from above case types)
  • Construction Defect & JCCP

When using Direct Legal Support, Inc. e-file portal to file your Orange County legal documents, it is important to upload and attach all required documents to ensure your case is filed properly. Contact Direct Legal Support, Inc. if you have questions regarding which documents should be uploaded. We provide e-filing services to legal professionals and self-represented parties throughout San Diego.

San Francisco County

San Francisco Superior Court e-filing rules are governed by local rule 2.10. As of December 8, 2014, all civil type cases must be electronically filed. Self-represented and non-parties are not required to e-file the initial complaint. After the initial pleadings open the file, e-filing will be mandatory for all subsequent pleadings filed by an attorney. Direct Legal Support, Inc. is equipped to provide you with e-file legal services for San Francisco County. Contact us to find out more.

Riverside County

As of December 1, 2014, Riverside County implemented new filing requirements for civil cases. The cut-off time for same day filing will now be 4:00 p.m. regardless of the delivery method (e-file, physical, e-fax). Check out this public notice for more information. In addition, unlawful detainers can be filed electronically as well.

Direct Legal Support, Inc. also provides e-filing services for civil cases. Direct Legal Support, Inc. can electronically file your legal documents to courts that accept e-Filing in California’s Superior Courts. You can e-file multiple documents in a single case for a single transaction fee. Simply login to your account, upload your court documents through our site and we’ll provide you with a stamped, conformed copy upon acceptance from the court*. Click on the link to set-up an online account today!

*When requested by customers, Direct Legal Support, Inc. will submit court filing fees required by court rule or statute. Customers can pay via ACH (eCheck) or Open Credit (certain terms apply) to avoid a convenience fee being charged on fees processed and remitted by Direct Legal Support, Inc. in accordance with applicable law. This fee only applies when filing fees are required by the Court and the fee will be reflected on the invoice.

If you do not wish to submit your documents through our portal, you may send them in to us by email Customer Service email and Direct Legal Support, Inc. will process your E-filing for an additional convenience fee. Call us and start e-filing today!