Effective December 8, E-Filing is Mandatory for All General Civil Cases

The San Francisco Superior Court is expanding its mandatory e-filing program to include all Civil case types, except Limited Unlawful Detainer Cases and Small Claims cases, effective December 8, 2014, Court Executive Officer T. Michael Yuen announced in early November.

”This is a long-awaited advancement in our Court operations that will save time and money,” Yuen said. “The Court is complying with California Rule of Court 2.253 (b) with a system that offers multiple vendors the opportunity to e-file using an existing File & ServeXpress portal.”

In recognition of the change inherent in moving to a mandatory e-filing requirement for all General Civil case types after the initial filing, the Court has selected three third-party filers in addition to File & ServeXpress, to provide litigants or attorneys with the ability to electronically submit subsequent filings in all General Civil case types. The vendors are Nationwide Legal File & Serve, Inc.; Freewheelin’ Attorney Service; and Nor Cal Courier & Legal Services.

For more information, visit the San Francisco Superior Court website’s newsroom.