Mandatory E-Filing Expansion

San Francisco Superior Court

UPDATE: The mandatory e-filing expansion has been postponed (January 24, 2014). For up-to-date information, visit

The San Francisco Superior Court is expanding its mandatory e-filing program to include 16 new case types. Effective January 27, 2014, the mandatory e-filing program will be extended to the following case types:

  • Antitrust/Unfair Competition
  • Business Tort
  • Common Counts/Open Book/Accounts/Collections
  • Construction
  • Contract/Warranty
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mass Tort>
  • Partnership and Corporate Governance>
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury/Property Damage-Vehicle Related
  • Products Liability
  • Subrogation/Insurance
  • Toxic Tort/Environment
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • CEQA

In addition to the new case types and Asbestos cases, Probate Trust and Complex Litigation cases also are subject to mandatory e-filing. The Court anticipates that e-filing for the new case types will be available to attorneys on January 27, 2014. Self-represented parties and “non-parties” may e-file, but will not be required to do so. After the initial pleadings open the file, e- filing will be mandatory for all subsequent pleadings filed by an attorney.

Read the full press release for more details: