[New ebook] How to produce a court-friendly PDF

With more and more courts requiring that court documents to be filed electronically, most papers are being created, delivered, and read as PDFs. In order to aid the management and readability of electronic documents, the courts have put in place several rules and requirements for the formatting and structure of PDF filings. If you’re filing…

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Exhibit scanning best practices

It’s a near certainty that, no matter how hard you strive for your office to be paperless, you will find that you need to scan items such as incoming correspondence, signatures pages, and exhibits. Today, with more and more courts expecting documents to be electronically filed, being able to scan and distribute documents by PDF…

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eFiling and electronic signatures: The basics

State courts across the United States (for example in California, Texas, and elsewhere) are rapidly implementing electronic filing systems to replace the older practice of filing at the court window. While the advantages of eFiling in terms of time and resources saved are substantial, it isn’t without its issues. One of the trickiest issues when…

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New eFiling formatting rules in California: What do you need to know?

Following a series of recently announced changes to the California Rules of Court you may soon need to change how you’re preparing and formatting your court filings. In October, the Judicial Council of California published several rule changes and amendments to come into effect on January 1, 2017. Several relate to the formatting of electronically…

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eFiling is coming to Silicon Valley

Santa Clara County will soon begin requiring electronic filing. What do you need to know to be prepared? Court officials have recently announced that, beginning June 2016, Santa Clara County Superior Court will start to implement electronic court filing for civil cases. The county, which includes Palo Alto (Apple), Mountain View (Google), and Sunnyvale (Yahoo!),…

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The top 10 reasons court filings get rejected in California (and how you can avoid them)

Here at One Legal, we know a bit about getting court documents filed accurately and on time. In 2015, we filed over 600,000 documents in electronic filing courts (like Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco) and in courts that still require physical in-person filing (like LA, Alameda, Sacramento, and pretty much everywhere else —…

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