The launch of LASC Civil eFiling has certainly been a learning experience, as some protocols for Los Angeles are different than other statewide counties.
Here are TIPS (to date) and experiences to keep in mind, for LOS ANGELES CIVIL EFILING ONLY:
1) You may only eFile 1 LEAD document per transaction. An example of a lead document is a Motion; therefore, only 1 Motion per envelope. Not to worry, the DDS Legal portal separates different lead documents you're allowed to file.
You must upload your LEAD document first, and then upload supporting documents thereafter.
Not to worry, the DDS Legal portal separates lead documents from supporting documents.
3) For NEW CASES, choose case type from box checked on Civil Case Cover Sheet Addendum (do not choose box checked on Civil Case Cover Sheet, the verbiage will not match court's electronic file manager correctly).
4) For NEW CASES, combine in same PDF file and upload once: BOTH Civil Case Cover Sheet -AND- Civil Case Cover Sheet Addendum. Scanned in order (first) Civil Case Cover Sheet, followed by (second) Civil Case Cover Sheet Addendum.
For LIMITED NEW CASES, if Demand Amount is requested, please enter an amount.
For SUBSEQUENT CASE SEARCHES, you must type the exact case number (you cannot leave out letters or numbers).
7) Some documents have required re submission, because of the learning process clerks are experiencing during digital, clerk review. Please be patient.