What is e-filing?
E-filing is a procedure adopted by many courts across California and the United States. In many courts this process is now mandatory for attorneys filing papers for their clients. This transition has affected the legal profession like nothing since the advent of on-line legal research. At Process Server One, we are partners with all our clients, especially law firms, in responding to this new procedural environment.
And just to make it a little harder, many trial courts of general jurisdiction have adopted their own rules, mandatory and different from other courts. Courts are adopting new rules every day.
In short, e-filing means sending your pleadings, motions, procedural statements and briefs to courts in PDF form. Most courts require your papers to be signed, scanned, and sent for filing in searchable form. When papers are transmitted to the courts, through Process Server One or other portals – those papers are only filed if they conform to an ever-changing protocol of rules. And nobody needs to explain to a law firm the implications of failing to file papers before deadline.
Process Server One provides a certified portal to filing your documents. All the superior courts in California that either allow or mandate e-filing are reachable through our portal.
We also offer e-filing solutions for courts of general jurisdiction, and some limited jurisdiction courts too, around the country. We offer solutions in Illinois, New York, Texas, Florida, Arizona and other states. This list changes almost on a daily basis. Courts around the country are jumping on the bandwagon, leaving it up to law firms—and to us, as legal support professionals – to navigate a labyrinth of new digital pipelines.