A Message from the Court

San Diego Court eFiling  "Our court system must pull itself into the 21st Century. We need all court users to take advantage of the new, electronic means of filing and accessing court records. 

E-filing and the online access to records and our register of actions will greatly assist us in increasing our productivity and in getting cases and documents processed better, faster and more quickly."

-- Michael Roddy, Court Executive Officer

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Welcome to San Diego eFiling!

eFiling is live in the Central Division. As of March 4, 2013, eFiling is mandated for the following case types:

  • Civil Class Actions
  • Consolidated Actions
  • Coordinated Actions, where all of the cases are imaged
  • Provisionally Complex Actions under CRC 3.400-3.403. (General Order of the Court No. 010313)
  • Antitrust/Trade Regulation
  • Mass Tort
  • Environmental/Toxic Tort
  • Securities Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Claims (arising from above case types)
  • Construction Defect & JCCP

Documents may be eFiled in civil cases in the Central Division where either (1) the case is first initiated on or after March 4th 2013; or (2) the case is pending as of March 3rd 2013 and has been imaged by the Court.

Additionally, documents may be filed electronically in non-mandated probate cases court-wide where either:  (1) the case is first initiated on or after October 1, 2013; or (2)  the case is already pending as of October 1, 2013 and has been imaged by the court.

Welcome JCCP & Construction Defect Filers!

"Effective June 2, 2014, mandatory electronic filing through the court E-File Service Provider One Legal will be required for all Construction Defect Cases, including those currently being filed through File&Serve Xpress (fka LexisNexis File&Serve). As of 5:01 p.m. on May 30, 2014, no documents will be allowed to be filed through File&Serve Xpress. Further information on these initiatives can be found on the court’s website, at www.sdcourt.ca.gov."  

    --  ORDER NO. 010214-24 (A)

To learn more, click here.

Benefits to Filers

  • 5 p.m. filing deadline*
  • eFiling provides a direct link between the filer and the Court
  • 24/7 access to eFiling anywhere in the world
  • eFiled documents take less time for the Court to process
  • Security and control of documents - documents and court filing fees will reach the clerk
  • Special access to CaseLink for Enhanced eService for Construction Defect and JCCP cases only
  • Lower fees compared to most other methods of filing
  • Statutory fees are advanced to the court on your behalf - no convenience fee assessed

*Please allow time for transmission and conversion of documents prior to the Court's deadline.

A San Diego E-Filer's Experience

“I am proud to say I successfully e-Filed my first document with the Central Division this week.  Needless to say, I was nervous because it was the deadline to file and I wanted to make sure I had no problems; so I contacted Brooke Greene at One Legal—mostly for moral support.  As always, she answered all of my ‘silly’ questions and reassured me that everything was done correctly.  One Legal took care of the filing fee and eased all my worries!  Later that morning I received my confirmation from the Court!  Success!  Thanks One Legal for your superior customer service and support!”

-Sheba L. Candor, CCLS

The Law Office of William E. O'Nell, Esq., San Diego, Calif.

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You can register for "Hard Hats Not Required – eFiling and eService in San Diego County Superior Court Construction Defect Cases" and "Sunny in San Diego, eFiling & eService in San Diego County Superior Court", and all of our courses, by going to One Legal University.

Attention: Indigent Filers

If the case to which you are filing has been mandated for E-Filing, you will not be charged to file through One Legal.

Indigent filers who have no access to a payment card can contact our customer support team at (800) 938-8815.  For additional information, click here.

Indigent filers who have access to a credit card, an ATM card or a prepayment card can sign up right now.  No fees will be assessed to the card as long as the court approves your Fee Waiver.  

If the case to which you are filing has not been mandated for E-Filing, then regular charges do apply.