SAN FRANCISCO—Jorge Navarrete, Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California today announced that the Supreme Court will launch voluntary eFiling under California Rule of Court 8.70 beginning July 10, 2017, and the program will become mandatory effective September 1, 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California has published its eFiling rules that will support the launch on Monday July 10, 2017 of its electronic filing system. The court has adopted a phased approach to the system’s implementation, which will initially be voluntary for filers, but become mandatory on September 1, and reduces the related number of paper copies required to two.
Webcasts of the court’s oral arguments have been accessed more than 44,000 times since it began streaming them last year.
Court publishes amended rules, FAQs for mandatory electronic filing beginning September 1.
Since April, the state Supreme Court rolled a large screen television into its San Francisco courtroom to conduct oral arguments.
Counsel will appear remotely and courtroom seating for the press will be strictly limited to achieve appropriate distancing. The public will continue to have access to argument via live-streaming.