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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


Judge Duong


Judge Takaichi

3 Judge Monahan


Commissioner Thai Van Dat


Judge Pennypacker

7 Judge Adams
8 Judge Geffon


Judge Chung


Judge Overton


Judge Arroyo


Judge Rosen


Judge Williams
Judge Arand
Judge Kuhnle


Judge Zayner


Judge Manoukian


Judge Zecher


Judge Hendrickson


Commissioner Saldivar


Commissioner Laxton


Judge Blecher


Judge Delgado


Judge Heaberlin


Judge Garcia-Sen


Judge Estremera


Judge Scott


Judge Lowney

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