Electronic Filing

Effective September 26, 2016, each of the divisions within the Fourth District Court of Appeal have successfully implemented Electronic Filing pursuant to Local Rule 5.

Fourth District Mandatory e-Filing

Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Local Rule 5, all filings in Civil, Criminal, Juvenile and Original proceedings must be made through the Court's electronic filing system (TrueFiling). The forms can be found in the Forms & Rules page.
Pursuant to Local Rule 5 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).

File your documents
through TrueFiling
Notice: In order to reduce delay in electronic service, parties are requested to remove spam filtering for @jud.ca.gov.

How to Prepare Electronic Filings

Please visit the links below for formatting requirements and guidelines.

Electronic Bookmarking Tips



Writ Petitions and Exhibits

Motion/Request/Application with Exhibits

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