The San Francisco Superior Court announced last week that it is accepting applications from third-party filers to provide litigants and attorneys the ability to file civil case types electronically. The Court intends to approve three qualified applicants to file on behalf of their clients. If more than three applicants are found qualified, the Court will hold a lottery in which all qualified applicants will have a chance to secure one of the three open third-party eFiler spots.
Details of the Court’s plan be found here.
We will be submitting an application to be a third-party filer, pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.255 (a)(3) that requires the Court’s vendor to support other Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSP). The third-party filer must be ready to support their clients by the first week in December. We believe the Court intends to mandate civil eFiling as early as December 3.
Our intent in becoming an approved third-party eFiler is to promote a more competitive eFiling market and to provide you and other valued customers with the best service possible. This means you can continue to use One Legal as you always have for filing and other services, including process serving, court research and document retrieval and courtesy copy delivery.
We will continue to execute on our existing contract with the court to launch our own portal just as soon as possible, thus ensuring that the legal community has a choice of electronic filing service providers.