The Lead Document you need to upload into your filing depends on the type of filing you are submitting to the court system.
- For New Cases: If you are filing a new case, the Lead Document you will file will likely be called a Petition, a Complaint, or some similar document. Please check with the law clerks at the court you are filing into for more information.
For Existing Cases: If you are filing into an existing case, then the most important document you are filing will be your Lead Document. If you are filing an Answer/Response, a Motion, or some other document that will move the case forward in some way along with supporting documents or exhibits, then the primary document you are filing - the Answer/Response, the Motion, or the other document, not the supporting documents or exhibits - will be the primary Lead Document.
If the exhibits or supporting documents are the only documents you are filing, then the primary exhibit or supporting document should be the Lead Document. Once again, please check with the law clerks at the court you are filing into for more information.
If you need to submit several files as multiple Lead Documents, please refer to the help article below for information on how to file more than one Lead Document into a draft.
Some courts allow users to file supporting documents as Attachments instead of as secondary Lead Documents. For more information on whether or not you should file your secondary documents as additional Lead Documents or as Attachments, please refer to the help article below.