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How e-filing works

At TLD, we understand that attorneys do not want to be bogged down doing mundane and cumbersome work. Unfortunately, the practice of law involves several such tasks that use up their time. In a previous blog we saw how the pandemic has made E-filing an important aspect of an attorney’s daily practice and how mundane and easy tasks such as E-filing are usually an inconvenience and take up a lot of valuable time of attorneys. While attorneys are more than efficient in taking care of these tasks themselves, they should commit the majority of their time on zealously representing the needs of their clients. In this blog we will highlight how e-filing works.

  • The Filers searches the case management software for files that are coded and ready to be
  • e-filed.
  • Filers checks the court website for parameters such as Bankruptcy or if any settlement discussions in progress on file or if there is an attorney on file etc.
  • Filers check the docket for documents
  • Filers confirm if proof(s) of service have been filed and proceed accordingly.
  • Filers verify address(es), demands, service address, cost of service, in case management tool to match address(es) on proof(s) of service.
  • Filers prepare documents to be e-filed per the Firm’s instructions.
  • Filers then logs into their e-filing account (rather than driving to the court, vehicle parking, waiting in line, and after that driving back).
  • Filer then selects the category of document (such as Motion, Complaint, Affidavit etc.) from dropdown menu provided by the Court and then uploads the documents. E-filing is thus completed.
  • The clerk receives the papers (as though the documents had been handed over the counter), and then accepts or declines the documents (once more, as though the files had been handed over the counter). If approved, you receive a filed-endorsed copy of the sent record(s); if turned down, the clerk, normally, returns a note or remark recommending of that which needs to be dealt with, so you can make the needed changes.

TLD has e-filed thousands of documents for large, small and midsize law firms and other major e-filing service providers.