The Fifth District Court of Appeal DOES NOT accept ANY sealed documents electronically.
Sealed documents MUST BE in paper form in a sealed envelope in conformance with California Rules of Court, rule 8.46.
Documents must be:
Working with PDFs
Original Signatures, Word Count certificate and the Proof of Service
Naming the PDF File
The Court's naming convention requires you to include the case number and abbreviate the document title and filing party's Last Name, as indicated below. Use an underscore _ to separate the elements within the PDF file name. Do not use spaces, dashes or hyphens.
Example: Litigant John Doe will be filing a First Request for Extension of Time. The PDF file name should be as follows:
Example: The People of the State of California are filing an Informal Response to a Habeas Corpus petition. The PDF file name should be as follows:
Abbreviations that are to be used for naming your documents:
Documents Accepted for E-FilingPursuant to California Rule of Court, rule 8.70, the Fifth District Court of Appeal will accept for electronic filing the following documents:
Pursuant to California Rule of Court, rule 8.70, the Fifth District Court of Appeal requires the following documents be electronically filed:
This electronic filing will satisfy, and substitute for, the filing requirement of a paper original and any required paper copies in this court. Counsel shall continue to serve paper copies according to the additional service requirements of The California Rules of Court, rule 8.360(d), unless, pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.71(2), a party indicates that the party agrees to accept electronic service.