• Beginning today, the Los Angeles Superior Court will recognize the efforts of mediators and settlement officers from various organizations as part of Mediation Week in California, the third week in March. LASC utilizes the efforts of these third-party organizations to help resolve civil, probate and dependency cases, saving litigants time
  • On Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST, maintenance will be performed on the Odyssey eFile CA website. During this time, there may be intermittent connectivity issues that could impact the use of the site. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800.889.0111 or
  • In an increasingly competitive job market, many law firms have begun to evaluate their strategy for attracting new associates in the coming year. From recent graduates to exceptional entry-level transfers, building a strong team requires more than just a well-timed offer. If you’re planning to hire new associates in 2019,
  • Below is an official court message that was sent to all EFSPs. The Stanley Mosk Courthouse has implemented a temporary process for Requests for Dismissals on unlimited civil cases filed electronically.  Effective immediately, Stanley Mosk Courthouse will accept the transaction in the EFM as “received” and will manually process and
  • Beginning March 18, 2019, all represented parties in all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Civil Writ petition cases are required to file all documents through Electronic Filing (E-File). Family Law cases, Probate cases, and Habeas' Corpus petition cases are not required to E-File documents at this time. Self-represented litigants
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Los Angeles Superior Court announced an interim procedure for the processing of refunds. "The court has temporarily put in place the following:  File the request in paper on the form used prior to eFiling  File it at the court location in question The request should be submitted
  • As we enter 2019, many California law firms, corporations, and businesses must turn their attention to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Much like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the CCPA will set forth new requirements for securely handling consumer data. Due to the specific qualification criteria
  • Note: The Court has set a new date for mandatory eFiling for complex cases, which is July 1, 2019, as indicated in the chart below. Implementation of Electronic Filing for Complex – Mandatory Phase There is only a mandatory phase for eFiling complex civil documents. Prior to implementation of this mandatory phase,
  •   In recognition of Presidents' Day, courts, government offices, and financial institutions will be closed on Monday, February 18th, 2019 and will resume operation on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019. Have a safe holiday weekend! Should you have an urgent request, please contact us at 800.889.0111.
  • In recognition of Lincoln’s Birthday, some state courts and government offices will be closed Tuesday, February 12th and will resume operation on Wednesday, February 13th. First Legal remains a 365-day operation.  Should you have an urgent request, please contact us at 800.889.0111.
  • The legal field is full of unique individuals with different specialties and skill sets. From attorneys to court reporters, each career path offers different opportunities and challenges. However, despite these differences, some universal truths will likely resonate with every legal professional. In this blog article, we’re sharing three of these
  • One of the top reasons for eFiling rejections is a lack of fees or incorrect fees.  Reason being, the Odyssey eFiling system expects the eFiler to know which fees are due at the time of filing.  Some good news is that the Civil eFiling system in Los Angeles automatically assigns