Probate Court On-Line Help
With e-Filing, attorneys, self-represented parties, and others, can create
and submit them to the Court electronically.
The e-Filing system also makes it possible for the Court to file judgments electronically. The filers
on cases receive electronic notices of all filings posted to the docket.
The process is as follows:
- A filer (an attorney, for example) sends an e-File submission to the Court.
- Behind the scenes, the e-Filing system performs a virus check on the documents. If a
virus is found, the submission is rejected and sent back to the filer prior to it being receipted by the system.
- The submission is reviewed by the Court and Clerk.
- If the filing is approved, the e-Filing system electronically dockets it in the
Court's case management system and sends the electronic documents to the Court's document management system.
- After a submission has been processed, a receipt is returned to the filer. If
the submission was to initiate a case, then the receipt includes a new case number and
Filers log in to the e-Filers Interface to create submissions. They use a website to
create a filing submission, provide any necessary information about the filing, and upload any associated documents.
Once a filer has completed a filing,
it is packaged into a submission in LegalXML format. The filer is then asked to review the information
in the filing. Once a filer determines that everything in the filing is correct,
the filer then submits the total submission package. It is then transmitted to the Clerk Review Interface.
the e-Filers Interface to:
- Initiate a case by adding case information such as: case title; party names, party addresses.
- Send follow-up documents (answers, motions, briefs, amended complaints, et cetera)
and include the necessary information associated with these documents.
- Receive notifications when a submission is filed to any e-File cases in which you are a party.
Notifications of Electronic filing appear in the filer's account.
- Check case histories.
- Anyone who has an eFlex account can display a case history and download documents on a public case by providing the case number and the last name of the case. Those who are not registered as a participant on the case can only display the history of a public case. They cannot download the documents.
- Check the status of their submissions.
- Each submission has a status that changes
continually as the submission is processed, until the moment when the submission is either accepted or rejected.
- Resubmit a filing.
- When a submission is not accepted, the clerk will include
a note to identify why the submission was not accepted. Filers can then resend the submission by
using the data and documents in the rejected submission and make any necessary changes.
A clerk uses the Clerk Review Interface to review the submissions received from the e-Filers
Clerks can use the Clerk Review Interface to:
- Change data entered by the filer.
- For example, the clerk may choose a different docket code to describe the document submitted or make changes to party address information to follow US Mail addressing requirements.
- Re-route submissions to other Court personnel such as judicial staff.
- Approve submissions.
- Return submission that do not comply with applicable rules of the Court.
- Phase I of the e-Filing System project will permit you to submit to Civil Action cases whether case initiation or follow-up filings.
- Phases II and III will add case types of Adoption and Mental Commitment.