Increase processing speed, access files quickly, and keep up with client demand.
Get files where they need to go within the court system automatically. It's seamless.
Reduce the amount of on- and off-site document storage required.
Every court will have its own rules. The standards for how to eFile in California are not the same as those in Florida or Texas. However, there are some basics to keep in mind that can help you understand how to eFile in your court:
There is a lot to balance when eFiling, between changing filing platform's standards and court requirements, especially when filing multiple cases. Working with a specialist or an eFiling provider can significantly simplify eFiling for your firm.
If an EFSP works in an area regularly, they are more likely to be aware of the different challenges and requirements of filing in that area. They are the first to see changes that impact future filings.
Each court has a platform or electronic filing manager (EFM) for accepting and processing e-filing documents. Your EFSP needs to be familiar with EFM file formatting and submission requirements.
Tip: Platforms sometimes release lists of certified EFSPs. Check out Odyssey eFileCA's list.
Check for common eFiling mistakes, such as missing information, forgotten fields, unsigned documents, or improperly formatted files. A simple review catches errors and saves valuable time.
Checking an e-filing provider’s willingness to work with different systems and in different states saves time down the line. Get one vendor who can do more.
EFSPs bring experience to the table. They are constantly eFiling documents and developing specialized knowledge - which means your files get checked and filed by professionals. Find the EFSP features and options that work best with your firm.
If you’re reading to get started with eFiling, contact ABC Legal today.