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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 8.73. Court order requiring electronic service or filing

(a) Court order

(1)The court may, on the motion of any party or on its own motion, provided that the order would not cause undue hardship or significant prejudice to any party, order all parties to:

(A)Serve all documents electronically, except when personal service is required by statute or rule;

(B)File all documents electronically; or

(C)Serve and file all documents electronically, except when personal service is required by statute or rule.

(2)The court will not:

(A)Order a self-represented party to electronically serve or file documents;

(B)Order a party to electronically serve or file documents if the party would be required to pay a fee to an electronic filing service provider to file or serve the documents and the party objects to paying this fee in its opposition to the motion under (1); or

(C)Order a trial court to electronically serve or file documents.

(3)If the reviewing court proposes to make an order under (1) on its own motion, the court must mail notice to the parties. Any party may serve and file an opposition within 10 days after the notice is mailed or as the court specifies.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2011.)

(b) Additional provisions of order

The court's order may also provide that documents previously filed in paper form may be resubmitted in electronic form.

(c) Filing in paper form

When it is not feasible for a party to convert a document to electronic form by scanning, imaging, or another means, the court may allow that party to serve, file, or serve and file the document in paper form.

Rule 8.73 amended effective January 1, 2011; adopted effective July 1, 2010.

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