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2016 California Rules of Court

Rule 8.79. Actions by court on receipt of electronic filing

(a) Confirmation of receipt and filing of document

(1)Confirmation of receipt

When the court receives an electronically submitted document, the court must promptly send the electronic filer confirmation of the court's receipt of the document, indicating the date and time of receipt. A document is considered received at the date and time the confirmation of receipt is created.

(2)Confirmation of filing

If the document received by the court under (1) complies with filing requirements, the court must promptly send the electronic filer confirmation that the document has been filed. The filing confirmation must indicate the date and time of filing and is proof that the document was filed on the date and at the time specified. The filing confirmation must also specify:

(A)Any transaction number associated with the filing;

(B)The titles of the documents as filed by the court; and

(C)The fees assessed for the filing.

(3)Transmission of confirmations

The court must send receipt and filing confirmation to the electronic filer at the electronic service address that the filer furnished to the court under rule 8.76(a)(4). The court must maintain a record of all receipt and filing confirmations.

(4)Filer responsible for verification

In the absence of the court's confirmation of receipt and filing, there is no presumption that the court received and filed the document. The electronic filer is responsible for verifying that the court received and filed any document that the electronic filer submitted to the court electronically.

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

(b) Notice of rejection of document for filing

If the clerk does not file a document because it does not comply with applicable filing requirements, the court must promptly send notice of the rejection of the document for filing to the electronic filer. The notice must state the reasons that the document was rejected for filing.

(c) Document received after close of business

A document that is received electronically by the court after 11:59 p.m. is deemed to have been received on the next court day.

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

(d) Delayed delivery

If a technical problem with a court's electronic filing system prevents the court from accepting an electronic filing on a particular court day, and the electronic filer demonstrates that he or she attempted to electronically file the document on that day, the court must deem the document as filed on that day.

(e) Endorsement

(1)The court's endorsement of a document electronically filed must contain the following: "Electronically filed by [Name of Court], on _____ (date)," followed by the name of the court clerk.

(2)The endorsement required under (1) has the same force and effect as a manually affixed endorsement stamp with the signature and initials of the court clerk.

(3)A record on appeal, brief, or petition in an appeal or original proceeding that is filed and endorsed electronically may be printed and served on the appellant or respondent in the same manner as if it had been filed in paper form.

(Subd (e) amended effective January 1, 2012.)

Rule 8.79 amended effective January 1, 2012; adopted effective July 1, 2010; previously amended effective January 1, 2011.

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