Effective October 5, 2020, the Superior Court of Los Angeles County will implement mandatory eFiling for all non-adoption documents filed by litigants and/or agencies represented by attorneys in Juvenile Dependency.

Per the First Amended General Order issued on August 19:

  • The Department of Children and Family Services is required to electronically file documents with the Court, either through an approved Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP) or by acting as an approved EFSP.
  • Represented litigants and agencies are required to eFile documents through an approved EFSP.
  • Documents must be eFiled as a PDF, must be text-searchable, and must include bookmarks.
  • Any document received electronically before midnight on a court day is deemed to have been effectively filed on that court day, if accepted. Any document electronically received after midnight is deemed to have been effectively filed on the next court date.

Please see the First Amended General Order for more information and requirements: http://www.lacourt.org/division/efiling/pdf/GeneralOrderMandatoryDependencyEfiling.pdf.

For more information on eFiling, including a list of approved EFSPs, please visit http://www.lacourt.org/division/efiling/efiling2.aspx.

View the full notice here.

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