Is everyone ready for that time of year? The midway point of 2019, when courts across California propose changes to their local rules. Typically, the mid-year rules cycle isn’t as robust as it is at the beginning of the year and that’s the case this summer.
As early as July 1, 2019, Sonoma County will join the growing list of California courts allowing voluntary eFiling in Civil, Family and Probate case types. On June 12, with the room packed to capacity at the Sonoma County Law Library, Court Executive Officer Arlene Junior confirmed that Sonoma intends […]
Have questions about eFiling in Los Angeles? You aren’t alone! With more than a month of mandatory eFiling in Civil Unlimited behind us, eFilers are asking important questions as they encounter new rules and challenges in the eFiling process.
How does your solo firm balance the practice of law with the business of law? Do you have all the tech tools you need to succeed?
Anytime there are two governing bodies declaring different rules, things can get complicated. California recently updated its statute to state that documents submitted between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. are to be considered filed on that same business day. While this increased option for filers was welcomed by many, the […]
There may be no more deadline-intensive industry than the law. Courts, agencies, and clients are unforgiving when it comes to timeliness. Some days, it feels like it’s all one can do just to keep on top of the calendar. And this is no small issue – according to the American […]
California court rules define eService as “service of a document, on a party or other person, by electronic transmission or electronic notification.” Pretty straightforward: the other parties receive digital documents rather than physical ones. Most states and counties that have implemented electronic court filing for legal documents, like Illinois, Indiana, […]
Summer 2017 is going to be a big season for eFiling in California courts. This week, Los Angeles County, the largest court system in the world, mandated eFiling for all probate cases. At the beginning of August, LA will begin permitting eFiling in family law cases, to be mandated soon […]
Los Angeles, the largest court system in the world, is the most recent California court to have enabled eFiling for one of its case types. As of May 1, 2017, eFiling will be allowed in probate cases–required starting June 5, 2017—and many other case types will follow in the coming […]
The font style must be essentially equivalent to Courier, Times New Roman, or Arial. – 2017 California Rules of Court, Rule 2.105 When the focus of your briefs must be the content and conveying vital information to support your case, it can be easy to keep the visual details of the […]
Originally published July 5, 2016. Updated October 25, 2016. The days of filing paper documents at courthouses in California are numbered. That’s because electronic court filing, the uploading, and submission of documents to a court in electronic form, is rapidly becoming the new standard. That’s because courts across California are clambering […]
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 […]
Note from the editor: In October 2015, we wrote a post setting out some of the big changes that were coming to the California courts. In this post, we provide updates on those changes and explain what they mean for your law firm. There’s a lot of change happening in […]