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Electronic filing (e-filing)

Criminal E-Filing

E-filing is now permissive for Criminal cases.

Civil, Family, Probate, and Small Claims E-Filing

Except for the documents and case types listed below, e-filing for all attorney represented parties in Civil, Family, and Probate cases is now mandatory. E-filing in Small Claims cases is available.

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

  • Abstracts
  • Ex Parte Filings
  • Writs
  • Judgments – Family Case Types Only
  • Defaults – Family Case Types Only
  • Elder Abuse Case Types Only
  • Out of State Commissions
  • Sister State Judgments
  • Subpoenas for Out of State Actions, Local Form FN-022
  • Order for Payment from Court Deposit, Local Form FN-030
  • Payee Data Record
  • Certificate of Facts Re: Unsatisfied Judgment
  • Letters issued by the Probate Court
  • Citations issued by the Probate Court

More Information regarding Civil E-Fiing

  • E-filing is now mandatory for all attorney represented parties in:
    • Complex Civil cases
    • Unlawful Detainer cases
    • Civil Harassment subsequent filings
    • All other Civil case types, including Limited and Unlimited
  • An e-filing seminar was held January 12th and 26th, 2018 for the Civil bar, click here for a copy of the presentation  and the handouts (Rules , Forms ).
  • 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 three cases listed below, the documents may be accessed faster through these links:
  • Documents in Complex Civil Litigation cases are available at no cost at this time. The Court may charge fees to access documents in the future.

How to E-File

The e-filing link 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.

For more information on how to start e-filing go to our self-help video page for videos or the FAQ’s page.

The Court has published local rules regarding electronic filing.

Click to view the Summary of Proposed Fee: E-filing Technology .

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

3

Judge Lucas

Department3@scscourt.org

6

Judge Folan

Department6@scscourt.org

8

Judge Kulkarni

Department8@scscourt.org

9

 Judge Arand

Department9@scscourt.org

11

 Judge Overton

Department11@scscourt.org

13

 Judge Emede

Department13@scscourt.org

20

 Judge Manoukian

Department20@scscourt.org

21

 Judge Barrett

Department21@scscourt.org

22

 Judge McGowen

Department22@scscourt.org

64

 Judge Blecher

Department64@scscourt.org

65

 Judge Hendrickson

Department65@scscourt.org

66

 Judge Zepeda

Department66@scscourt.org

72

 Judge Pegg

Department72@scscourt.org

73

 Judge Adams

Department73@scscourt.org

74

 Judge Stoelker

Department74@scscourt.org

75

 Judge Kuhnle

Department75@scscourt.org

76

 Judge McCracken

Department76@scscourt.org

77

 Judge Towery

Department77@scscourt.org

78

 Judge Scott

Department78@scscourt.org

79

 Judge Flint

Department79@scscourt.org

 


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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