One Legal Launches Direct E-Filing in SF

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — Legal technology company One Legal is launching direct e-filing service in San Francisco Superior Court, joining two other service providers that link directly to the court’s system.
     One Legal joins File & Serve Xpress and Legal Connect as the court’s electronic filing service providers. California court rules require that courts with mandatory e-filing programs must offer filers with more than one service provider option.
     Jeff Karotkin, One Legal’s vice president of strategic development, said the company is pleased to enhance its services for San Francisco filers.
     “One Legal is investing in electronic services across California, with e-filing and eService now available in a growing list of counties,” Karotkin said in a statement. “We look forward to serving new and existing customers in San Francisco and continuing to provide the best access to electronic and physical services to support efficient litigation.”
     In San Francisco, e-filing is mandatory for filings done by an attorney after the initial pleading except in small claims and limited unlawful detainer cases. Self-represented parties and “non-parties” may e-file but are not required to do so, the court said.
     When the court first went to mandatory e-filing in 2014, only File & Serve Xpress controlled the court’s electronic gateway. The company still serves as the designated vendor for asbestos, complex litigation, probate trust and estate cases, the court said.
     Headquartered in the Bay Area, One Legal got its start in 1990 by filing the first fax-transmitted document ever accepted in a California court.

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