Introducing Email to File: A new, hyper-convenient way to place court filings

Perhaps you’re a solo attorney, running a lean business without legal secretarial support, and you want help to get your court filings assembled and filed without the hassle of doing it all yourself?

Maybe your firm only files a few times a month, and you don’t want to go to the expense and effort of purchasing Adobe Acrobat and learning its intricacies?

Or, you’re a legal secretary working for half a dozen attorneys and every filing is due at once; you simply don’t have the time to process them all, and you need someone to help take the pressure off?

For these scenarios and more, we’ve created Email to File, our fastest, most convenient, and lowest-risk way to place court filings

Email to File couldn’t be simpler. Just attach your documents to an email, provide us a few pieces of critical information, and relax. Our team of experienced document specialists will review, assemble, and deliver the filing on your behalf.

Whether the court you’re filing into requires electronic or physical delivery, we’ve got you covered. Upon receiving your Email to File order, the Document Specialist will:

  • Review — We’ll check that all of the required documents are present, that no pages are missing, and that all documents are signed and dated (we’ll contact you if there’s anything missing). We’ll also ensure that it meets the local court’s required formatting rules.
  • Assemble — For eFilings, we’ll convert your documents to PDF, add bookmarks to any exhibits, and apply optical character recognition (OCR) so that it’s text-searchable; we’ll also check that the document is correctly paginated and under the maximum file size accepted by the court. For physical filings, we’ll print, collate, and assemble your filings.
  • File — We’ll submit the filing to the court on your behalf. If we receive your documents at least one hour before One Legal’s deadline as stated in our service directory*, we’ll do this within our usual service standards (same day in most courts, and next day in a few rural and remote areas).

Once your document is submitted, you’ll receive notification, and subsequent order status updates, via email. You can also log in to your One Legal account any time to check on your order or to view your conformed copy.

Why choose Email to File?

We created Email to File because we know how important your time is. The service harnesses our 25 + years of court filing experience and our knowledgeable  team of document specialists, to deliver a service you can rely on.

  • It’s hyper-convenient — If you can email, now you can place court filings too. We’re committed to making your filing experience as quick, simple, and effortless as possible. That’s why, to place an Email to File order, all you need to do is attach your filing to an email, send us a few bits of vital info., and click send. We’ll handle the rest.
  • Peace of mind — We know that each and every court filing is crucial, and we’ll give it the attention it deserves. We’ve been getting court documents filed for more than 25 years. That’s why we’re trusted by tens of thousands of attorneys and why we’ve been voted California’s best court filing service every year since 2013.
  • Let us handle eFiling complexity for you — If you’re a small law firm filing infrequently, then it might not be worth your while to invest in PDF software and learn the intricacies of eFiling. Our team can assemble your eFiling according to local rules — converting to PDF, adding bookmarks, and making it text searchable — freeing you up to focus on what’s important.

Taking advantage of Email to File is easy

Getting started is simple. If you’re already a One Legal customer, then you can start benefiting from Email to File right away. Just log in, click the Email to File icon, and you’re on your way.


Not yet a customer? It takes just a few minutes to sign up. There’s no contract or obligation — you pay for each transaction you place.


Please remember, we’re not a law firm and, while we’re staffed by highly knowledgeable legal document specialists, we’re not legal professionals. We will file the documents you send us using the information you provide us. Of course, we’ll check for common errors, like missing pages, unsigned signature blocks, or absent information. However, we cannot advise on what to file and when, or on the contents of your filings.

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