The Superior Court of California, County of Orange requires all court filings to be submitted electronically. Legal Document Server (LDS) has a user-friendly platform that allows attorneys, staff members, and self-represented individuals to submit their filings seamlessly. Should you need to serve your filing(s), LDS also provides Process Serving on the same system.

For complex cases involving multiple parties, Legal Document Server can setup cases for Electronic Service (E-Service). Serving numerous documents to multiple parties during deadlines can be very stressful. LDS has created an online case management system that allows users to manage and serve various parties instantaneously. Stop scrambling and start serving as fast as you can click your mouse.

Please review the below carefully to understand the Rules of the Orange County Superior Court:

Pursuant to section 1010.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure, rule 2.253(b)(2) of the California Rules of Court, Orange County Superior Court Rule 352, and Administrative Order 13/03, all documents filed by attorneys in limited, unlimited, and complex civil actions, other than the original documents specified below must be filed electronically unless the Court rules otherwise. Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement set forth in Orange County Superior Court Local Rule 352, but are strongly encouraged to participate voluntarily in electronic filing and service.

Electronically filed documents subject to the mandatory electronic filing requirements in probate, limited civil, unlimited civil, and complex civil actions can be filed until midnight on the day that the filing is due, and will be considered timely pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6 subdivision (d)(1)(D), except that if same day service of a document is required, the document shall be filed by 5 p.m. on the court date that the filing is due. The document is “filed” at the date and time it is received by the court and the confirmation of receipt is created. See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 2.259(a)(1). Any electronically filed document received by the Court on or after midnight will be file stamped on the next court day.

The following original documents may not be filed electronically:

  • Bench Warrants;
  • Subpoenaed documents;
  • Labor Commissioner deposit of cash or check;
  • Bonds; and
  • Undertakings
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