California

WELCOME TO EFILING & ESERVICE FOR CALIFORNIA

File & ServeXpress puts all the tools you need at your fingertips. Our system is also backed by customer service and technical support 24/7, 365 days a year.

eFiling with File & ServeXpress is a painless and efficient process. To get started and take advantage of File & Serve E-Service, please check out our training video and/or click on the getting started link below. If you would like to e-File call our customer support number to get set up.

Getting Started

Step 1: Register

Registering is easy. Simply provide a little information about your organization and add any users who will need to file and/or access documents in a case. Registration is free. There is no charge to set up an account or to add users. File & ServeXpress offers an attorney and pro per registration process. Register Here >>

Step 2: Learn

Learn the step-by-step process of eFiling & eServing, and view the actual screens you will see when you create a transaction. You will even get tips and tricks provided straight from the court.

Step 3: Login

Have a Question? Get in touch with one of our eFiling specialists to help jumpstart your process.

TRAINING

File & ServeXpress (FSX) is dedicated to providing you with the tools and resources that you need to use our products efficiently and effectively. Our team of seasoned training professionals not only know our products, but are experienced at working with law firms to help them get the most out of their functionality. This understanding coupled with experience is used in the development of our extensive range of resources.

Please make sure you visit our page often to see if there are new video tutorials, user guides, frequently asked questions, and on-demand webinars.

If you have any additional questions or need additional support, you can contact File & ServeXpress Client Support at 1.888.529.7587, or email them at support@fileandserve.com. You can also email the FSX training team at fileandservetraining@fileandserve.com.

We currently do not have any available Live Webinars. If you would like to have a live session for you and your firm. Please contact us at support@fileandserve.com and we will help you set up a quick training session with our eFIling & eService experts!.

Visit our Video Library under our Resources page.

Q. What is eFiling?

A. EFiling is the electronic transmission of your document from your desktop to the Court’s case and document management system. A simple user interface directs you through the process and provides you with a record of the transaction. Your document is added to an online docket, which remains available to you, your firm and the other firms in your case. The online docket builds a case history of the eFiled documents, which can be accessed from anywhere that you have Internet access.

Q. What is eService?
A. EService is the electronic transmission of your document from your desktop to the online accounts of the parties on the service list in your case. A simple user interface directs you through the process and provides you with a record of the transaction. You can use eService in conjunction with your eFiling transaction – conveniently serving your eFiled document on the other parties in your case in a single transaction – or you can eServe some or all of the other parties in your case with documents not being filed with the Court, such as correspondence and discovery, eServed documents become part of the online docket and are accessible to the parties on which they were served.

Q. How can I find the clerk review status of my filings with the court?

A. Click on the transaction number of any previously filed document. The transaction details page will show clerk review status. If a filing has been rejected you may click on the document history to view clerk notes. You will also receive a courtesy email notice informing you of any rejected item.

Q. When our invoice arrives how will our accounting department determine which clients to bill back?

A. You have the option of entering a matter code or case ID into every transaction and your invoice will be itemized. You may also run real-time reports and bill your clients prior to receiving your monthly invoice. Click here to see the Billing Information User Guide

Q. What if I have a question and I can’t find the answer in any of the provided resources?

A.  Contact File & ServeXpress Client Support 24/7 at 888.529.7587 and we will be happy to assist you.

Q. What are the Courtesy Copy Filing Deadline in Los Angeles?

A.  Los Angeles – Frustration Free eFiling:

  • • Same day Courtesy Copy Deadline LASC (central court) – 3:00 pm PST
  • • Same day Courtesy Copy Deadline Branch court – 12:00 pm PST (Santa Monica, Norwalk, Pomona, Chatsworth, Compton, Van Nuys etc.)
  • • Next day Courtesy Copy Deadline – 5:00 pm PST
  • • Same day Filing Deadline LASC (central court) – Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PST
  • • Anything submitted after the deadline is Filed the Next Business Day. To expedite an Afterhours filing, you may call 1-888-529-7587.

Q. What are the Courtesy Copy & Courier Filing Deadlines in San Francisco?
A.  Filing window Hours:

  • – Monday to Thursday: Closes at 2:00 pm
  • – Friday: Closes at 12:00 pm
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  • • Same day Courtesy Copy Deadline – 3:00 pm PST
  • • Next day Courtesy Copy Deadline – 5:00 pm PST

SF Courier Filing Only (eFiling is still 11:59 PST):

  • • Same day Filing Deadline – Monday through Thursday 12:00 pm PST or Friday 10:00 am PST
  • • Anything submitted after the deadline is Filed the Next Business Day

Available courts

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Superior Court has now made e-Filing mandatory in Civil Limited and Civil Limited case types. Civil Complex will be mandatory by 2020.

While change may give rise to some concern, it is important realize that eFiling will enable you to make significant time and cost savings for your law firm. You will now be able to efficiently and securely file, serve, track and monitor your cases through our Frustration Free eFiling Service.

While Los Angeles works through the transition of eFiling, we are available to deal with any issues with the court’s eFiling system. Simply email us your documents and we take care of the rest. The transition is easy when you choose the right electronic filing service provider.

eFiling with File & ServeXpress is a painless and efficient process. To get started and take advantage of File & Serve eService, please check out our training video and/or click on the getting started link below. If you would like to eFile call our customer support number to get set up.

Helpful Links

Notice to Attorneys – Los Angeles Superior Court

Concierge Services

LA - Frustration Free eFiling
  • Dedicated eFiling & eService Team
  • Peace of mind email confirmation
  • Permanent Document Repository
  • 24x7 Customer Support

Contra Costa

eFiling is mandatory in all complex cases after the court orders the case to electronic filing. File & ServeXpress exclusively hosts the Court’s complex cases.

Choose the leader in eFiling and eService. With more than 28,000 users in over 4,500 registered California law firms, we’re the all-in-one solution for eFiling & eService.

In addition to eFiling, you can eServe all eFiled documents and provide the required courtesy copies to the court by simply selecting the eServe and courtesy copy options during your eFiling transaction – it’s that simple!

The Court’s complex litigation instructions and standing orders can be found at http://www.cc-courts.org/civil/complex-litigation.aspx.

San Francisco

eFiling is mandatory in all General Civil case types except limited unlawful detainer and small claims cases. In addition to the general civil cases, File & ServeXpress exclusively hosts the Court’s asbestos, complex, misdemeanor appeals and probate trust and estates cases.

Choose the leader in eFiling and eService. With more than 28,000 users in over 4,500 registered California law firms, we’re the all-in-one solution for eFiling & eService.


PLEASE NOTE: You are required by San Francisco Superior Court (Local Rule 2:11O) to eServe all eFiled documents. To comply, simply select the eServe option within your eFiling transaction – it’s that simple!

Helpful Links

The following case types are currently mandated for eFiling in the San Francisco Superior Court.

  • Asbestos
  • Complex Litigation
  • Probate Trust
  • Probate Estates
  • General Civil (Except Limited Unlawful Detainer and Small Claims Cases)
  • Misdemeanor Appeals