About e-Delivery


What is e-Delivery?

  • e-Delivery provides for the electronic (PDF) version of the document as the original
  • Available solely for cases pending in the following general jurisdiction personal injury courtrooms:

    - Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse, Departments A14 and A15.

    - Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Departments 91, 92, 93, 97 and 98

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What are the goals?

  • Begin court and customer transition to electronic filing of documents and use of electronic records as the official court record
  • Prepare for new civil CMS launching this year (eCourt)
  • Shorter lines: Transition a measurable number of filers out of line to online
  • Demonstrate progress toward the electronic court
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How does it work?

  • Electronic (PDF) versions of documents will be submitted by the filing party through a web portal
  • Upon receiving electronic document(s), a “Notice of Receipt of Documents” will be sent to the email address provided by the user
  • This notice will contain the eFiling ID number and will confirm that the Court has received the document(s)
  • Provided the information supplied is complete and the fees paid are correct, the document(s) will be accepted by the Court and will be filed with the appropriate courthouse as if it had been filed in person
  • Upon the acceptance of the document, an email notifying the submitting party of such, along with an electronic conformed copy, will be sent
  • A notifying email will also be sent if the document is rejected
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How will I know that the court has received my document? How will I know when it has been accepted and filed or rejected by the court?

  • Upon receipt of a document submitted electronically, e-Delivery will email the submitting party a “Notice of Receipt of Documents” to the email address provided. This notice will contain the eFiling ID number and will confirm that the Court has received the document(s)
  • Provided the information supplied is complete and the fees paid are correct, the court will file the document(s) with the appropriate courtroom as if filed in person.
  • Once filed, e-Delivery will send an email notifying the submitting party of such, along with an electronic conformed copy.
  • e-Delivery will also send a notifying email if the document is rejected.
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How can I check the status of my document?

To check the status of your document, please visit the e-Delivery website, login and then click on “My Previous Filings.” Click on the “Filing Search” box, enter the corresponding case information and click “Search.” Along with other information, the website will display the status of the document. Back to top

How can I check to see if a document originally marked as RECEIVED has been filed?

e-Delivery does not currently return the Filed copy for documents that are marked as Received and subject to further review by the Court. It only returns Filed documents that can be marked as Filed at the time of submission and acceptance. You will need to contact the court to receive the Filed copy once it has been processed. The processing can take some time since these documents are subject to further review and normally processed within the court room.

To determine if the submission has been processed by the court room, check the website (www.lacourt.org) to see if the document has been processed. Once the document appears you can request a copy through the court’s certification department or, if you are registered with LaECourt, you can print the documents from the court’s website. We will be expanding e-Delivery this fall to include returning all Filed documents when e-Filing is fully implemented. Back to top

When is my document considered filed?

Once Los Angeles Superior Court staff have confirmed that the information is complete and the fees paid are correct, the court will accept the document. After it is accepted, the court will file the document as of the business day the court received it. Back to top

Which courtrooms use e-Delivery?

e-Delivery is only available for general jurisdiction personal injury cases not deemed complicated. Therefore, utilization of e-Delivery is solely for cases assigned to the following courtrooms:
  • Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse - Departments A14 and A15.
  • Stanley Mosk Courthouse - Departments 91, 92, 93, 97 and 98
If a case is determined to be complicated, transferred for trial, or transferred to a department other than the above for any other reason, you must discontinue use of e-Delivery for that case. Back to top

What type of filings are not accepted?

Documents cannot be filed through e-Delivery if any of the following are true:

  • Document involves an attorney-client fee dispute
  • Filing party is legally incompetent, a guardian ad litem or under conservatorship
  • Request to Waive Court Fees (FW-001)
  • Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities (MC-410)
  • Civil Deposit Slip (LACIV 083) or Jury Deposits must be mailed or filed in person. e-Delivery and FAX filing cannot be used.
  • Documents in a case deemed complicated and transferred to an Independent Calendar Court
  • Appeal documents
  • Ex Parte Applications
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Do I still need to make required redactions?

Yes. Parties and their attorneys are still required to redact documents pursuant to California Rule of Court 1.20 as if they are filing the documents in person. Failure to do so may result in the imposition of sanctions pursuant to California Rule of Court 2.30(b). Back to top

How long will it be before my document is processed?

As with documents filed in person, it is the goal of LASC to process documents submitted through e-Delivery the same day that the court receives the document. Back to top

What happens if the court rejects my document? Will the court file it as of the original submission date if I resubmit it and the court accepts it?

If the court rejects a document, e-Delivery will send a notifying email to the email address on file. Once you resubmit the document and the court accepts it, the court will file the document as of the business day that you resubmitted the accepted document. Back to top

I submitted a document requiring a signature by a judicial officer. Will I also receive a conformed copy of the signed document via email?

Once documents of this type are accepted, e-Delivery will automatically email a copy of the “received” document prior to signature and ruling by the judicial officer. Court staff will print the received and unsigned order and forward it to the courtroom for determination by the judicial officer. Please check the case summary at www.lacourt.org for entries regarding your document. After the judicial officer rules on the document and court staff processes it, you can obtain a copy from the clerk’s office. The document will be considered filed as of the date of the judicial officer’s signature. The court will not return a conformed copy of the document with the judge’s signature and any changes via email. Back to top

How much does it cost?

  • Applicable motion filing fee and/or first paper fee pursuant to the Los Angeles Superior Court fee schedule
  • $4.95 convenience fee paid to Journal Technologies (the third party vendor)
  • 2.75% of the filing and/or first paper fee paid to Journal Technologies, which will be waived if the filer has been pre-approved and utilizes the third party vendor's Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment option
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What are payment profiles?

  • A payment profile allows you to securely store your credit card information on industry leading Authorize.Net servers.
  • Once a profile is created, every transaction on e-Delivery using your credit card will be processed without ever requiring you to type in card information.
  • Creating a payment profile also means e-Delivery never has to store, process or transmit your credit card data.
  • Attorney Service Companies and Law Firms may setup a single payment profile allowing their members to use "company cards" rather than requiring each member to create their own profile.
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My client is a government agency; do I still need to pay these fees?

e-Delivery accepts filings from exempt government agencies (pursuant to Govt. Code §6103) for filing fees only. The $4.95 convenience fee applies. Back to top

When will the court file my document if I submit it after 4:30 p.m., on a court holiday, or on a weekend?

As with fax filing, a document that is received electronically by the Court after the close of business (4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) or on a weekend or court holiday is considered to be filed as of the next court day. Back to top

Do I still need to reserve a hearing date for my motion through the Court Reservation System (CRS)?

Parties with cases assigned to courtrooms utilizing e-Delivery must still reserve a date for law and motion hearings on the Court’s website via the Court Reservation System (CRS). For more information regarding CRS, please visit the Court’s website at www.lacourt.org. Back to top

How can I participate?

Attorney Service Companies
Attorney service companies wishing to take part in the project can contact efile@journaltech.com or call 877.587.8927 Option 5.

Law Firms
Law firms wishing to participate in the project can now register online by creating an account without contacting Journal Technologies.

Self-Represented
Self-Represented parties can now register online by creating an account without contacting Journal Technologies. Back to top

How do I get help?

Contact Journal Technologies with any issues that you may have via email or phone: efile@journaltech.com or call 877.587.8927 Option 5.

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Is fax filing still available?

As of March 1, 2016, fax filing is no longer available for general jurisdiction personal injury cases eligible for e-Delivery. Fax filing availability and procedures remain as previously implemented for all other litigation types. Back to top

Can I still file my document at the filing window?

Yes. The Los Angeles Superior Court will still accept paper documents for filing at the filing window or via U.S. mail. The implementation of e-Delivery does not supersede any statutes, rules, and/or policies and procedures related to the filing of documents in person or via mail. Back to top

Will Los Angeles Superior Court now be paperless?

The Los Angeles Superior Court is not paperless. e-Delivery is a means for electronically submitting documents, but, once filed, the documents will be printed and the court will still utilize paper files. Please note that you may still file paper documents in person and that this project is only for general jurisdiction personal injury cases not deemed complicated. Back to top

How do I request that a filing I submitted in error be canceled?

Once a document has been submitted for filing with the court the submission cannot be canceled. Please verify your filings prior to submission. Back to top
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