Electronic Filing

Effective October 30, 2017, Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.71, all filings must be made through the Court's electronic filing system (TrueFiling). Specific formatting requirements for electronic filing are required see: 2DCA Formatting Requirements and Guidelines 

Electronic filing is the filing of an electronic document in lieu of a paper original and any required paper copies with the reviewing court.

File your documents through TrueFiling

California Appellate Court Mandatory E-filing

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 8.70 and Rule 8.71, all filings in Civil, Criminal, Juvenile and Original proceedings must be made through the Court's electronic filing system (TrueFiling).

Self-represented parties may, but are not required to register for electronic filing, but must comply with this rule and the requirements of TrueFiling if they elect to register.

Before submitting your documents, please note that electronic documents must be text searchable, properly paginated, and contain bookmarks. For formatting guidelines and resources, please review the How to Prepare Electronic Filings section below:

For Civil cases, filing your documents through e-filing will satisfy the requirements for service on the Supreme Court under rule 8.212(c)(2).

Notice: Notwithstanding the requirements set forth in California Rules of Court, Rule 8.500(f)(1), submission of a petition for review through TrueFiling that is accepted for filing by the Supreme Court constitutes service of the petition on the Court of Appeal.

Notice: Users of the court’s electronic filing system should be aware that although parties may submit documents electronically 24 hours a day, telephone or online assistance may not be available outside of normal Court business hours, and requests for immediate relief made after the close of the Court’s normal business hours may not be addressed until the next court day.

E-Signature Software Applications


The following software solutions are available for e-signing documents as required under California Rules of Court, Rule 8.75.

This list should not be construed as an endorsement by the Court.

Specific E-filing Information for the Second District Court of Appeal

Clerk’s Office contact: (213) 830-7000 and (805) 641-4700 (Division Six)
Special Instructions:

How to Prepare Electronic Filings 


Please visit the links below for formatting requirements and guidelines.