Electronic Filing

Effective January 3, 2017, Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rules 8.72(a) and 8.74(b), specific formatting requirements for electronic filings in the Fourth District are availabe in the 4DCA e-Filing Formatting Requirements.

Fourth District Mandatory e-Filing

Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.71, all filings in Civil, Criminal, Juvenile and Original proceedings must be made through the Court's electronic filing system (TrueFiling).

Self-represented parties may, but are not required to register for electronic filing, but must comply with this rule and the requirements of TrueFiling if they elect to register.

Before submitting your documents, please note that bookmarking is required.  For formatting guidelines and resources, please review the How to Prepare Electronic Filings section below:

For Civil cases, filing your documents through e-Filing will satisfy the requirements for service on the Supreme Court under rule 8.212(c)(2).

Notice: Notwithstanding the requirements set forth in California Rules of Court, Rule 8.500(f)(1), submission of a petition for review through TrueFiling that is accepted for filing by the Supreme Court constitutes service of the petition on the Court of Appeal.

File your documents
through TrueFiling
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