For many people, electronic filing can be an overwhelming experience; whether this is your first time filing, your secretary is sick and you need to get a filing to the court ASAP, or you just aren’t sure where to start. This article will take you through some of our most asked questions to help you file quicker and easier.
Category: Electronic Filing
When initiating a case or filing on an existing case, you will have the opportunity to add service contacts to receive electronic service notifications. You will also have the option to add email addresses of anyone you’d like to receive courtesy copy emails.
The file stamped copies serve as what would have been conformed copies when filing in paper. After you have uploaded your documents, and submitted your filing. The court will process your submission.
For orders (or any other document that requires a Judge or Clerk’s signature), the court processes these documents in the following manner:
For filers using fillable PDFs, you must lock or flatten the PDF document after completing the form fields.
A common reason filing clerks reject filings is due to filers not adding the Court Reporter Fee in the Optional Services section of the filing.
If you qualify for a waiver of fees for your case, you will need to create a Waiver Payment Account to use as your payment method. Once you do that, anytime you file on that case, you can select it to indicate to the court the filing fees should be waived.
When e-Filing a document, you may indicate that it is signed by the attorney using an electronic signature in place of a scan. This can help save you time as it avoids the need to print out a document, sign it, and then scan it again to e-File.
Users may bookmark PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat for any document that contains an index; including appendices and exhibits in support of writ petitions.
Whether users convert a document to a PDF from another file or create it as a PDF, the content may not be automatically text-searchable.