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Electronic filing (e-filing)

E-filing for Family, Complex Civil, and Probate cases is now mandatory. The Court has published local rules regarding electronic filing.

Documents in complex civil cases are available at no cost at this time. The Court may charge fees to access documents in the future.

Click for schedule information below on Civil, Family, Juvenile, Probate and Small Claims. (Note: currently there is no planned date to start electronic filing in criminal case types.)

How to E-File

The e-filing link (for both the pilots and mandatory e-filing) is:
www.odysseyefileca.com/service-providers.htm .
Click for e-filing site

To start e-filing you must select your service provider. An electronic filing service provider (EFSP) provides an online service to help you file your documents, and acts as the intermediary between you and the Court's Case Management System. Each EFSP offers a variety of additional services and you should evaluate which provider meets your filing needs. Once you pick the EFSP you would like to use for electronic filing, you will be able to go through their tutorial on how to do electronic filing.

The Court has published local rules regarding electronic filing.

Document Standards

Documents should be submitted in searchable PDF format, and searchable PDF/A is preferable. PDF/A is a format which excludes those PDF features that give rise to concerns about the ability to archive documents. Newer scanners allow users to directly create a PDF/A. Users with older scanners can use a conversion tool (such as Acrobat 9) to convert scanned documents to PDF/A.

Proposed Orders

Pursuant to Local General Court & Administration Rules of Court Rule 6 (Proposed Orders section I), a version of the proposed order in an editable word-processing format shall be submitted to the Court using the appropriate email address listed below:

Dept #

Judicial Officer

Email address

1

 Judge Walsh

Department1@scscourt.org

5

 Judge Kuhnle

Department5@scscourt.org

12

 Judge Pichon

Department12@scscourt.org

64

 Judge Lie

Department64@scscourt.org

65

 Judge Hayashi

Department65@scscourt.org

66

 Judge Pennypacker

Department66@scscourt.org

72

 Judge Pegg

Department72@scscourt.org

73

 Judge Greenwood

Department73@scscourt.org

74

 Judge Emede/Judge Scott

Department74@scscourt.org

75

 Judge McGowen

Department75@scscourt.org

76

 Judge Rudy

Department76@scscourt.org

77

 Judge Towery

Department77@scscourt.org

78

 Judge Grilli

Department78@scscourt.org

79

 Judge Huber

Department79@scscourt.org

 

The Court will continue to accept the following documents in hard copy form:

  • Ex Parte Filings
  • Judgments
  • Defaults
  • Writs
  • Abstracts

E-Filing Schedule

Civil

  • E-filing is now mandatory for all Complex Civil cases.
  • E-filing for Unlawful Detainer cases will begin in late June 2017.
  • E-filing for Civil Harassment cases will begin fall of 2017.
  • For all other Civil case types, including Limited and Unlimited, e-filing will begin in late 2017/early 2018.
  • The Court has migrated complex civil documents from the previous e-filing provider to the Court's Case Information Portal . Due to the sheer volume of documents in the two cases listed below, the documents may be accessed faster through these links:
  • Documents in complex civil cases are available at no cost at this time. The Court may charge fees to access documents in the future.

Family

  • E-filing is now mandatory for Family cases.

Juvenile

  • Juvenile Dependency e-filing will begin in Spring 2017.

Probate

  • E-filing is now mandatory for Probate cases.

Small Claims

  • E-filing for Small Claims cases will begin in late 2017.


If you have questions about your e-filing at our court, please contact the appropriate division using the information located on our Contact page.

 

 

 

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