The Los Angeles Superior Court has transitioned to the next phase of providing for mandatory efiling for all limited and unlimited jurisdiction civil cases. Efiling provides efficiencies and enhances the Court’s ability to maintain complete and easily accessible records.

Note: The Court has set a new date for mandatory efiling for complex cases, which is April 1, 2019, as indicated in the charts below.

Discontinuation of Fax Filings

As previously announced, direct fax filing will be eliminated upon the implementation of mandatory efiling. See the table below for the dates fax filings will no longer be accepted:

Implementation of Electronic Filing – Mandatory Phase

There is only a mandatory phase for efiling Complex Civil documents. Prior to implementation of this mandatory phase, documents may be presented for filing at the clerk’s office or may be submitted via fax filing. Attorneys must efile documents as of the dates marked as mandatory.

The implementation schedule for unlimited and complex civil efiling is as follows:

A link to a PowerPoint presentation and frequently asked questions regarding efiling can be found on the Court’s website at:

A link to a video of the public meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, during which information regarding electronic filing was provided, can also be accessed from the Court’s website at:

The Court appreciates your patience while we make these transitions to the new system.

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