New E-filing Rules for the California Supreme Court
California Supreme Court filers should be aware that, beginning Friday, September 1, 2017, the court will require mandatory e-filing through the TrueFiling system. However, for self-represented parties, electronic submission of documents is optional.
The TrueFiling system–used by a majority of the districts in the California Courts of Appeal–has been accepting optional e-filings since July 10, 2017. Submitting your document electronically requires registration and constitutes the official filing in lieu of a paper original. The court still requires that two paper copies of each document be delivered to the court within two business days of submission.
At this time, the court will continue to accept electronic submissions of documents through its website. This submission is a supplement to the paper filing and not a substitute for the official filing, so paper copies are still required. Therefore, an original document, as well as eight copies (instead of twelve), must be sent to the court.
Things to keep in mind:
- Follow the court’s naming protocol for e-submissions and adhere to the filing restrictions
- All documents must be a single, text-searchable, unlocked PDF file less than 25 MB (25,000 KB) in size.
- Files must also be an exact duplicate of the paper copy.
Helpful links about TrueFiling:
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