Electronic filing can be an overwhelming experience. To help assist you with your filing, here are some of our frequently asked questions new filers ask to help you file quicker and easier. This information covers the states of California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Texas.
Category: Electronic Filing
If the court rejects a filing, all service contacts receive an email notification from the state’s EFM. This let’s everyone know the court’s recalled the service.
If a filing is still Pending, and the filing clerk has not begun their review of the filing, then the user may cancel the filing.
If you find that optimizing, compressing, or reducing the file size of a PDF still results in a document too large for submission, some courts allow you to split up your into 2 or more PDFs.
Users may bookmark PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat for any document that contains an index; including appendices and exhibits in support of writ petitions.
Many courts prefer Text Searchable PDFs—some courts even require them be text searchable.
The Case Summary screen allows filers to view and manage some aspects of their case.
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.
Sometimes a filer might want to add additional documents to a submitted filing that is in a state of Processing or Pending.
Initiate a New Case in tthe Odyssey eFileCA Superior Courts, electronically serve or mail the accepted documents to parties and/or attorneys.