Unavailability of Online Services

This weekend, the Los Angeles Superior Court will transition to the next phase of providing for mandatory efiling for all limited and unlimited jurisdiction civil cases. Efiling will provide efficiencies and enhance the Court’s ability to maintain complete and easily accessible records. In order to prepare for this transition, the following online services for small claims, limited and unlimited civil will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, through 8:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018:

  • Efiling*
  • Civil Court Reservation System (CRS)
  • Civil Case Summary
  • Civil Party Name Search
  • Civil Case Calendar

*Efiling for small claims will be available without interruption, and efiling for unlimited civil will be available as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

Discontinuation of e-Delivery

E-Delivery, which is available at the Spring Street Courthouse and the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse for general jurisdiction personal injury cases not deemed complicated, will be discontinued with the implementation of voluntary efiling for personal injury cases. Therefore, e-delivered documents will no longer be accepted as of this Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 4:31 p.m.

Discontinuation of Fax Filings

As previously announced, direct fax filing will be eliminated upon the implementation of mandatory efiling. See the table below for the dates fax filings will no longer be accepted:

Civil Case Category Date Fax Filings will no longer be accepted:
Limited Civil December 3, 2018
Unlimited Civil January 2, 2019
Complex Civil January 2, 2019


Implementation of Electronic Filing – Voluntary and Mandatory Phases

During the voluntary phase, documents may be presented for filing at the clerk’s office or may be submitted electronically. Attorneys must efile documents as of the dates marked as mandatory.
The implementation schedule for civil efiling is as follows:

  Voluntary Mandatory
Limited Civil November 13, 2018 December 3, 2018
Unlimited Civil December 3, 2018 January 2, 2019
Complex Civil N/A January 2, 2019

A link to a PowerPoint presentation and frequently asked questions regarding efiling can be found on the Court’s website at: http://www.lacourt.org/division/efiling/efiling2.aspx

A link to a video of the public meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, during which information regarding electronic filing was provided, can also be accessed from the Court’s website at: http://www.lacourt.org/division/efiling/efiling2.aspx

The Court appreciates your patience while we make these transitions to the new system.