Summer Changes in Three States

July 24, 2017 legalefile1

We hope you are enjoying your summer. We have had a busy summer here at Legal e-File, with several new additions to our e-filing family. We have added the state of Illinois and are in the process of adding the state of Indiana. We are also continuing to add more counties and case types in California. 


The Legal e-File portal makes the e-filing process simple and inexpensive. To register for a FREE account or to begin e-filing, enter the portal from the website or click on one of the links below. 


Illinois Changes:

As of July 1, 2017, e-filing is now required in the Supreme Court and the five districts of the Appellate Court. In addition, all 102 trial courts are to transmit the record on appeal through e-filing to their respective reviewing court.


As of January 1, 2018, all civil cases shall be e-filed in the trial courts. To ease transition, the fifteen counties exempted through the mandate, may continue to use their existing e-filing systems.


E-filing is now permissive and will become mandatory in all Illinois counties except for the following exempt counties: 

Cook County                               McHenry County

Dekalb County                            Sangamon County

DuPage County                          St. Clair County

Kendall County                           Will County

Lake County                                Winnebago County

Madison County


CLICK HERE to enter the Illinois portal! 


California Changes:

E-filing of Probate cases in Los Angeles County became mandatory on June 5, 2017

E-filing of Unlawful Detainer cases in Santa Clara County became permissive June 26, 2017 & will be mandatory as of July 31, 2017.

E-filing of Non-Criminal cases in Fresno and Sutter Counties became mandatory on July 1, 2017.

E-filing of Non-Criminal cases in Calaveras County became permissive on July 7, 2017.

E-filing of Family Law cases in Los Angeles County are set to be permissive on August 8, 2017.

E-filing of Family Law cases in Orange County coming soon!


CLICK HERE to enter the California portal!


Indiana Changes:

Indiana Coming Soon!