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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 8.72. Documents that may be filed electronically

(a) In general

The court may permit electronic filing of a document by a party or trial court in any appeal or original proceeding unless the rules in this article or other legal authority expressly prohibit electronic filing.

(b) Application for waiver of court fees and costs

The court may permit electronic filing of an application for waiver of court fees and costs in any proceeding in which the court accepts electronic filings.

(c) Orders, opinions, and notices

The court may electronically file any notice, order, opinion, or other document prepared by the court.

(d) Effect of document filed electronically

(1)A document that the court, a party, or a trial court files electronically under the rules in this article has the same legal effect as a document in paper form.

(2)Filing a document electronically does not alter any filing deadline.

Rule 8.72 adopted effective July 1, 2010.

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