The Los Angeles Superior Court will soon implement eFiling of all documents filed in the Civil Division, so to help prepare, the Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) held a public meeting to provide information on how eFiling will work in LA County. The meeting featured a presentation that touched on the basics of eFiling followed by a question and answer session with eFiling service providers.
Presenters included Hon. Kevin C Brazile – Presiding Judge Elect Los Angeles Superior Court, Sherri R. Carter – Executive Officer / Clerk of Court – Los Angeles Superior Court, Hon Daniel J. Buckley – Presiding Judge – Los Angeles Superior Court, and Snorri Ogata – Chief Information Officer – Los Angeles Superior Court.
Both the presentation and Q&A session addressed a plethora of topics with the aim to clear any confusion about the new eFiling process. They reviewed the basics of eFiling, from who has to file to how to find an electronic filing service provider (EFSP). More technical aspects such as file sizes, correctly scanning documents, and bookmarking were also covered. They shared the common reasons why documents get rejected, whether it’s selecting incorrect information or missing required information or documents.
Here are some key takeaways from their presentation:
Case numbers, filing ribbon stamp, assigned officer, and courtroom appear on the front page of all filings.
Potential Rejections Reasons
Incorrect court location
Incorrect case category
Incorrect case type
Incorrect payment account options
Party names entered differ from names on document(s)
Incorrect party type
Party address does not match address on initial petition
Incorrect document type
Illegible document selected
Multiple filing documents are submitted as a single filing code
Courtesy copies are required if documents are eFiled within two days of the hearing date
Courtesy copy should include proof of electronic submission
Courtesy Copies are required for:
Any printed document required pursuant to a Standing or General Order
Pleading and motions of 26 or more pages
Motions for Summary Judgment/Adjunction
Motions to Compel Further Discovery
Proposed orders should have both a DOCX and PDF version
Exhibits attached to documents need to be bookmarked (highlighted or otherwise noted)
Internally linking to other relevant sections of your document is encouraged
Document Exempt from eFiling
Challenges for cause of a Judicial Officer
Trial and Hearing Exhibits
Notice of lodging should still be eFiled
Ex Parte Changes
Filings for ex parte needs to be completed by 10am the day before the court date
Appearance required with proposed order by applicant on the day of the ex parte
Oppositions to ex parte filed by 4:00pm do not need a courtesy copy with proof of electronic submission.
Oppositions should be eFiled by 8:30am the day of
The time to process your papers can vary from two hours to two days. To help guarantee that your paperwork will be processed in the same day, file before 10am.
Electronic service of process should be completed through the electronic filing service provider (EFSP) and not emailed in your own personal account.
To have your papers considered filed on a specific date, be sure that they are submitted by 11:59pm.
However, many electronic filing service providers recommend completing and submitting paperwork by 11:45pm to ensure that there is no delay with your internet connection.
Appellate eFiling is planned for 2019.
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CourtFiling.net was excited to attend this meeting to meet eFilers and learn more details about Los Angeles eFiling.