5 San Diego civil eFiling requirements you need to know

San Diego County Superior Court has revised its Civil eFiling requirements.  All requirements are effective as of June 30, 2014.  Here are five updates that you should be aware of:

#1 North County Division is open for eFiling for non-mandated civil cases if the case has been first initiated on or after June 2014 or if the case is already pending as of June 19, 2014, and has been imaged by the court.

#2 eService is mandated for mandatory eFiling for Construction Defect & JCCP for all partied pursuant to CRC 2.251.

#3 The court has added that they “will maintain and make available an official electronic service list in Construction Defect/JCCP cases through One Legal”.  The court will use the same service list to serve documents on all parties.  The court has emphasized that it is the responsibility of all parties to provide One Legal their correct contact information for the eService list in each Construction Defect & JCCP case no later than July 7, 2014.  Also, any new parties who enter a case must provide One Legal their e-mail address for the cases within 7 days of joining the case. Lastly, it is the parties’ responsibility to notify One Legal if any changes to that e-mail address within 7 days of that change during the pendency of that case (CRC 2.251(f)(1)).  “Failure to keep the official list updated may result in the court being unable to provide notice to a non-complying party of upcoming hearings, orders, and other proceedings.”

#4 You are required to add all their parties listed in the documents that they are being eFiled if the party is not already a part of the case.  If you fail to do so the court will reject that eFiling transaction.

#5 When eFiling documents, you are responsible for selecting the correct document name. The court states that eFiled documents “must be correctly named and/or categorized by Document Type. The lead document must also be designated appropriately”.  The lead document determines the filing priority level. The failure to do both of these actions can lead to a delay with the filing of your documents.

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Brooke Greene is a Product Training and Research Specialist at One Legal. She provides our audience with the training and tools they need to be successful. Brooke also has a paralegal certificate, is a member of the San Diego Legal Secretaries Association, and is a CALSPro certified process server. In her free time, you can find her at the beach, soaking up the San Diego sun with her daughter and her chocolate lab.

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