To file into an existing case you will first need to search for your existing case.
There are two ways to search for an existing case that you are attempting to file into.
1.) From the Filer Dashboard, click on "File into Existing Case"
2.) Click on the Actions button in the upper right hand corner > Click "File Into Existing Case."
After performing either of the actions listed above, proceed with the following steps:
- Select the Location
- Input the case number OR search by party name
- Click on Search
- Once the case populates, click on the Black Actions tab to the right of the case information and select File Into Case
On Existing cases, the case information and party information has been established and you will be directed to the Filings section.
The filing code identifies the specific type of filing that you are electronically submitting to the court. (Example: motion, memorandum, affidavit, complaint, etc.)
Please Note: If you need advice in selecting a filing code or a list of filing codes, please contact the court that you are filing into.
What is a Filing Description?
The filing description field allows you to describe the lead document that you are filing. If you select a general filing code.
What is the Client Reference Number?
The Client Reference Number is intended to help you associate a filing with your internal records.
For example, this can be the client name, number or purpose of the filing to help you reconcile the filing with your internal records. The Reference Number is often used to help you distinguish between your various e-filings.
Note: The Reference Number does not need to be a number.
What should I put in the Comments to the Court section?
This section can be used to add extra comments to the court reviewer directly. Those comments are typically comments that are not on your documents.
Look for boxes or fields outlined in RED, this means they are required.
Once all required fields are satisfied, all the red boxes will disappear and a BLUE Save Changes will activate on the right side of the screen.
If you need add more documents to the Filing section, click here to learn how.
This section is prompted if you selected the eFile type(in the above Filings section), eFileAndServe or Serve. This is where you can add your email to be available for electronic service through the website. Add an email by clicking the Actions button to the right of the party.
Payment Account is required to be selected, even if the cost is 0.00.
Party Responsible for Fees: The party you are filing on behalf of.
Filing Attorney: Optional, information is coming from the Firm Attorneys list.
Filer Type: find the option that matches your role or choose Not Applicable
Some courts require a submission agreements box to be checked.
If you are eFiling, you want to make sure to click on the Summary button at the bottom of the screen.
Once you reach the Summary, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Submit.