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2018 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.252. General rules on electronic filing of documents

(a) In general

A court may provide for electronic filing of documents in actions and proceedings as provided under Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6 and the rules in this chapter.

(Subd (a) amended effective July 1, 2013; previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(b) Direct and indirect electronic filing

Except as otherwise provided by law, a court may provide for the electronic filing of documents directly with the court, indirectly through one or more approved electronic filing service providers, or through a combination of direct and indirect means.

(Subd (b) adopted effective July 1, 2013.)

(c) No effect on filing deadline

Filing a document electronically does not alter any filing deadline.

(Subd (c) amended effective January 1, 2018; adopted effective July 1, 2013.)

(d) Filing in paper form

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

(Subd (d) amended effective January 1, 2018; adopted effective July 1, 2013.)

(e) Original documents

In a proceeding that requires the filing of an original document, an electronic filer may file an electronic copy of a document if the original document is then filed with the court within 10 calendar days.

(Subd (e) relettered effective July 1, 2013; adopted as subd (b); previously amended effective January 1, 2011.)

(f) Application for waiver of court fees and costs

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

(Subd (f) amended effective January 1, 2018; adopted as subd (c); previously relettered as subd (f) effective July 1, 2013; previously amended effective January 1, 2007.)

(g) Orders and judgments

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

(Subd (g) relettered effective July 1, 2013; adopted as subd (d).)

(h) Proposed orders

Proposed orders may be filed and submitted electronically as provided in rule 3.1312.

(Subd (h) relettered effective July 1, 2013; adopted as subd (e) effective January 1, 2011.)

Rule 2.252 amended effective January 1, 2018; adopted as rule 2052 effective January 1, 2003; previously amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 2011, and July 1, 2013.

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