California

WELCOME TO EFILING & ESERVICE FOR CALIFORNIA

File & ServeXpress provides all the tools you need, right at your fingertips. Our online system is also backed by 24/7 customer service and technical support, 365 days a year.

eFiling with File & ServeXpress is a painless and efficient process. To get started and take advantage of our eService program, check out our training video and/or Getting Started links below. Interested in our eFiling service? Give our Customer Support team a call at 888-529-7587 to get set up.

Getting Started

Register

There is no charge to register or add users, and File & ServeXpress offers both attorney and pro per accounts. Fill out the intake form and have your login credentials sent directly to your inbox.

Learn

View step-by-step training guides, detailed case studies, and convenient checklists. Our resources include actual screen views, and even tips and tricks provided directly by the court.

Log In

Access your new FSX account.
 
Questions? Visit our Support Center or reach out to an eFiling specialist for help.

TRAINING

File & ServeXpress is dedicated to providing you with the tools and resources needed to use our products efficiently and effectively. Our seasoned training professionals not only know our products, but have specific experience working with law firms to help maximize user experience.

Bookmark this page and revisit as new video tutorials, user guides, FAQs, and on-demand webinars are updated.

Questions? Contact File & ServeXpress Client Support at 1.888.529.7587, or support@fileandserve.com. For additional training, you can reach the FSX Training Team at fileandservetraining@fileandserve.com.

There are no current Live Webinars scheduled.

If you would like to have a live session for you and your firm, please contact us at support@fileandserve.com and our team will help set up a training session with our eFIling & eService experts!

Visit our Video Library under our Resources page.

Q. What is eFiling?
A. EFiling is the electronic transmission of your document from your desktop to the Court’s case and document management system. A simple user interface directs you through the process and provides you with a record of the transaction. Your document is added to an online docket, which remains available to you, your firm and the other firms in your case. The online docket builds a case history of the eFiled documents, which can be accessed from anywhere that you have Internet access.

Q. What is eService?
A. EService is the electronic transmission of your document from your desktop to the online accounts of the parties on the service list in your case. A simple user interface directs you through the process and provides you with a record of the transaction. You can use eService in conjunction with your eFiling transaction – conveniently serving your eFiled document on the other parties in your case in a single transaction – or you can eServe some or all of the other parties in your case with documents not being filed with the Court, such as correspondence and discovery, eServed documents become part of the online docket and are accessible to the parties on which they were served.

Q. How can I find the clerk review status of my filings with the court?
A. Click on the transaction number of any previously filed document. The transaction details page will show clerk review status. If a filing has been rejected you may click on the document history to view clerk notes. You will also receive a courtesy email notice informing you of any rejected item.

Q. When our invoice arrives how will our accounting department determine which clients to bill back?
A. You have the option of entering a matter code or case ID into every transaction and your invoice will be itemized. You may also run real-time reports and bill your clients prior to receiving your monthly invoice. Click here to see the Billing Information User Guide

Q. What if I have a question and I can’t find the answer in any of the provided resources?
A.  Contact File & ServeXpress Client Support 24/7 at 888.529.7587 and we will be happy to assist you.

Q. What are the Courtesy Copy Filing Deadline in Los Angeles?
A.  Los Angeles – Frustration Free eFiling:

  • Same day Courtesy Copy Deadline LASC (Central Court) – 3:00 pm PST
  • Same day Courtesy Copy Deadline Branch court – 12:00 pm PST (Santa Monica, Norwalk, Pomona, Chatsworth, Compton, Van Nuys etc.)
  • Next day Courtesy Copy Deadline – 5:00 pm PST
  • Same day Filing Deadline LASC (central court) – Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PST
  • Anything submitted after the deadline is Filed the Next Business Day. To expedite an Afterhours filing, you may call 1-888-529-7587.

Q. What are the Courtesy Copy & Courier Filing Deadlines in San Francisco?
A.  Filing window Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: Closes at 2:00 pm
  • Friday: Closes at 12:00 pm
  • Same day Courtesy Copy Deadline – 3:00 pm PST
  • Next day Courtesy Copy Deadline – 5:00 pm PST
SF Courier Filing Only (eFiling is still 11:59 PST):
  • Same day Filing Deadline – Monday through Thursday 12:00 pm PST or Friday 10:00 am PST
  • Anything submitted after the deadline is Filed the Next Business Day

Available courts

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Superior Court has now made e-Filing mandatory in Civil Limited and Civil Limited case types. Civil Complex will be mandatory by 2020.

While change may give rise to some concern, it is important realize that eFiling will enable you to make significant time and cost savings for your law firm. You will now be able to efficiently and securely file, serve, track and monitor your cases through our Frustration Free eFiling Service.

While Los Angeles works through the transition of eFiling, we are available to deal with any issues with the court’s eFiling system. Simply email us your documents and we take care of the rest. The transition is easy when you choose the right electronic filing service provider.

eFiling with File & ServeXpress is a painless and efficient process. To get started and take advantage of File & Serve eService, please check out our training video and/or click on the getting started link below. If you would like to eFile call our customer support number to get set up.

Helpful Links

Notice to Attorneys – Los Angeles Superior Court

Concierge Services

LA – Frustration-Free eFiling

  • Dedicated eFiling & eService Team
  • Peace of mind email confirmation
  • Permanent Document Repository
  • 24/7 Customer Support

Contra Costa

eFiling is mandatory in all complex cases after the court orders the case to electronic filing. File & ServeXpress exclusively hosts the Court’s complex cases.

Choose the leader in eFiling and eService. With more than 28,000 users in over 4,500 registered California law firms, we’re the all-in-one solution for eFiling & eService.

In addition to eFiling, you can eServe all eFiled documents and provide the required courtesy copies to the court by simply selecting the eServe and courtesy copy options during your eFiling transaction – it’s that simple!

The Court’s complex litigation instructions and standing orders can be found at http://www.cc-courts.org/civil/complex-litigation.aspx.

San Francisco

eFiling is mandatory in all General Civil case types except limited unlawful detainer and small claims cases. In addition to the general civil cases, File & ServeXpress exclusively hosts the Court’s asbestos, complex, misdemeanor appeals and probate trust and estates cases.

Choose the leader in eFiling and eService. With more than 28,000 users in over 4,500 registered California law firms, we’re the all-in-one solution for eFiling & eService.


PLEASE NOTE: You are required by San Francisco Superior Court (Local Rule 2:11O) to eServe all eFiled documents. To comply, simply select the eServe option within your eFiling transaction – it’s that simple!

Helpful Links

The following case types are currently mandated for eFiling in the San Francisco Superior Court.

  • Asbestos
  • Complex Litigation
  • Probate Trust
  • Probate Estates
  • General Civil (Except Small Claims Cases)
  • Misdemeanor Appeals