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TOP TIPS: COURT FILING FEES AND EFILING REJECTIONS

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 and collects fees so rejections relating to insufficient fees are not normally an issue with this court.

When submitting an Odyssey eFiling yourself through our portal, First Legal highly recommends you add a comment in the “Note to Clerk” box if you are unsure what fees are due.

Our concierge eFiling team uses the phrase below whenever we are unsure if fees may be due. This does not guarantee the clerk won’t reject your filing but it does help in many situations.

“Please do not reject this filing for incorrect filing fees.  You have my permission to change/charge additional filing fees up to $2000 if any are missing or incorrect.”

When submitting an eFiling through our concierge eFiling team, please let us know if fees are due and the amount.

Simply asking us to “advance all fees” may not be enough to prevent a rejection because the Odyssey system does not indicate if fees have been previously paid or not.  Keep in mind that the various courts have different policies regarding their ability to make changes to an inbound eFiling.  Some courts are allowed to remove fees that are not due.  Other courts won’t allow any adjustments whatsoever.

If you have any questions about eFiling, please contact our eFiling department here, give us a call at 877.399.5562 or use the chat feature within our portal.

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