Electronic Filing

Fourth District Mandatory e-Filing

Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, 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 bookmarking is required.  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.

File your documents
through TrueFiling
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