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Electronic Filing (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 (Effective 09/17/2021, Attorneys are required to E-File Probate Ex Parte Petitions. Please see Local Probate Rule 2C for full details).
  • Writs
  • Judgments – Family Case Types Only
  • Defaults – Family Case Types Only
  • Out of State Commissions
  • Sister State Judgments
  • Subpoenas for Out of State Actions, Local Form
  • Order for Payment from Court Deposit, Local Form FN-022
  • Payee Data Record FN-030
  • 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.
  • 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

e-File with one of the e-Filing service providers.

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 H), 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 Duong

Department1@scscourt.org

2

Judge Takaichi

Department2@scscourt.org

3 Judge Monahan Department3@scscourt.org

4

Commissioner Thai Van Dat

Department4@scscourt.org

6

Judge Pennypacker

Department6@scscourt.org

7 Judge Adams Department7@scscourt.org
8 Judge Geffon Department8@scscourt.org

10

Judge Chung

Department10@scscourt.org

11

Judge Overton

Department11@scscourt.org

13

Judge Arroyo

Department13@scscourt.org

16

Judge Rosen

Department16@scscourt.org

18

Judge Williams
Judge Arand
Judge Kuhnle

Department18@scscourt.org

19

Judge Zayner

Department19@scscourt.org

20

Judge Manoukian

Department20@scscourt.org

64

Judge Zecher

Department64@scscourt.org

65

Judge Hendrickson

Department65@scscourt.org

66

Commissioner Saldivar

Department66@scscourt.org

71

Commissioner Laxton

Department71@scscourt.org

72

Judge Blecher

Department72@scscourt.org

74

Judge Delgado

Department74@scscourt.org

75

Judge Heaberlin

Department75@scscourt.org

76

Judge Garcia-Sen

Department76@scscourt.org

77

Judge Estremera

Department77@scscourt.org

78

Judge Scott

Department78@scscourt.org

79

Judge Lowney

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.