Beginning today, e-Filing with the Supreme Court is available for all Ohio attorneys with active registration status and those registered for pro hac vice status.
The Supreme Court’s system has some important differences from many other courts’ e-filing portals:
- Documents received after 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time through the e-Filing Portal shall not be considered for filing until the next business day.
- Filing documents through the e-Filing Portal does not alter any filing deadlines imposed by the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.
- Use of the e-Filing portal does not alter the filer’s obligation to serve the other parties to the case.
One of these is worth reiterating – if you electronically file after 5 p.m., it will be deemed filed the next day. Assistants, paralegals and attorneys beware.
The Court asks attorneys to allow sufficient time to set up account credentials and familiarize yourself with the e-Filing Portal.
The e-Filing page on the Supreme Court of Ohio website offers a video tutorial and a user guide. There is also an e-Filing Help Desk you can contact at 614-387-9980 to assist with any questions or concerns.
To hear what attorneys have to say about the new system, read Court News Ohio’s story.