CALSPro was recently informed of a San Francisco Superior Court Press Release mandating e-filing effective December 8, 2014 for all civil type cases.
October 7, 2014:
San Francisco Superior Court put forth an “Application to Provide Third Party Electronic Filing Services for Civil Case Types”. Their intention was to approve 3 qualified Applicants who would be provided access to a Portal provided by File and Serve Xpress (FSX) as the sole vendor. The Court seemed to provide less than 48 hours to review the application and propose questions to the court (See Attached PDF).
October 9, 2014:
After review, CALSPro (working with a tight deadline) submitted questions to the Court regarding parts of the application (See attached PDF).
October 16, 2014:
Responses to these questions were posted on the Court’s website (See attached PDF).
October 21, 2014:
The Court then selected and approved two vendors, and posted a “Selected e-Filing Service Provider Applicant List” naming them. (See attached PDF).
November 5, 2014:
Fifteen days later, the Court revised their “Selected e-Filing Service Provider Applicant List” adding a 3rd approved selection to the list. (See attached PDF).
November 6, 2014:
Press Release: San Francisco Superior Court Mandates E-Filing in all General Civil Case Types effective December 8, 2014. (See Attached PDF)
CALSPro believes the San Francisco Superior Court is not complying with rules of court under 1010.6 and or 2.253. The court is moving forward with their plan for mandatory e-filing and allowing these 3 Third Party Filers to accept filings, and by virtue of a non-competitive vendor contractual arrangement, submit them through File and Serve Xpress as the sole vendor.
CALSPro will continuously monitor the situation and update the membership accordingly. Please visit CALSPro blog for current News & Updates: http://calspro.org/blog/