Though the Court’s e-Filing expansion is currently voluntary, we have found through nationwide e-Filing implementations that filers and law firms beginning e-Filing during the voluntary period find it easier to transition.
San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
File & ServeXpress, the nation’s largest document exchange provider serving the legal and judicial communities, has launched the biggest electronic filing expansion in the program’s history for the San Francisco Superior Court. The ability to e-File expanded to 16 new civil case types across the Court on January 27.
The system provided by File & ServeXpress allows for comprehensive document e-Filing and management services, eliminating the costly overhead and excessive time required to copy, process and deliver thousands of paper documents each year. Already under mandatory e-Filing ruling for Asbestos, Probate Trust and Complex Litigation cases, the Court has implemented a voluntary expansion of e-Filing to 16 new case types.
“File & ServeXpress has been a long-time vendor to the San Francisco Superior Court for digital document exchange capability,” said Mel Yarbrough, File & ServeXpress General Manager. “The Court was an early adopter of advanced technology, and File & ServeXpress is pleased to play a key role in helping the Court make the legal system more efficient and effective.”
The Court originally began voluntary e-Filing and e-Service in asbestos cases in 1998. Eight years later, the Court issued a general order mandating e-Filing and e-Service for every asbestos filing, except the initial complaint.
File & ServeXpress has served as the Court’s e-Filing vendor for more than 14 years in Asbestos, Complex Litigation and Probate Trust cases. Now that the Court has expanded to civil cases, the File & ServeXpress system provides permissive e-Filing for additional 16 civil case types, including:
- Antitrust/Unfair competition
- Business Tort
- Common Counts/Open Book/Accounts/Collections
- Injunctive Relief
- Intellectual Property
- Mass Tort
- Partnership and Corporate Governance
- Personal Injury
- Personal Injury/Property Damage-Vehicle Related
- Products Liability
- Toxic Tort/Environment
- Wrongful Discharge
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Additionally, File & Serve Xpress is providing free training to law firms on the e-Filing system and services. The company also will provide free 24-7 technical support to registered users.
“Though the Court’s e-Filing expansion is currently voluntary, we have found through nationwide e-Filing implementations that filers and law firms beginning e-Filing during the voluntary period find it easier to transition than those that wait until the mandate goes into effect,” said Yarbrough. “We provide extensive training and support to help filers and firms make a seamless transition to e-Filing.”
Formed through an acquisition of two of the country’s largest and preeminent e-Filing and e-Service providers for attorneys and courts, File & ServeXpress offers products that provide access to universally compatible e-Filing and document exchange technology. The company serves all types and sizes of courts, firms, cases and practice areas.
About File & ServeXpress
File & ServeXpress, headquartered in Irving, Texas, was formed in 2012 through an acquisition of two of the pioneers of e-Filing and electronic service – CaseFileXpress and File & Serve, a former LexisNexis company. The resulting combination brought together more than 30 years of experience in legal e-Filing and service delivery to form the leader in the industry.
File & ServeXpress brings together an established, comprehensive record of success in working with courts around the country to implement electronic filing. It has existing e-Filing and/or e-Service projects spanning 30 states and the District of Columbia with more than 165,000 registered users and 39,000 law firm clients, representing all of the top 100 law firms in the country.
File & ServeXpress combines service delivery and advanced e-Filing technology with the management and financial strength of its private investors. File & ServeXpress was formed by the shareholders of MMC Group, LP, Strait Lane Capital and Rosewood Private Investments specifically to acquire File & Serve and CaseFileXpress.