Orange County Superior Court Expands eFiling Mandate
The Superior Court of California, County of Orange, issued an announcement that it has issued an administrative order to expand the requirement for eFiling.
Effective October 1, 2012, the Court is ordering that all papers filed in actions designated Auto Tort or Other PI/PD/WDD (Personal Injury/Property Damage/Wrongful Death) must be filed electronically.
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This expands the Orange County Court's previous mandate requiring eFiling for Civil Complex cases as well as cases concerning Breach of Contract.
The Orange County Court is responding to the budget cuts that have been imposed on the California Judicial Branch by the Governor and the Legislature. Court executives estimate that they save at least $2 for every document that is eFiled, so an expansion of eFiling allows them to increase the Court's efficiency and do more with its limited resources.
One Legal is one of the approved electronic filing service providers (EFSP) to the Orange County Court. One Legal is also working with the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, to bring eFiling to that court.