As of January 1, 2013, eFiling is mandatory for all civil cases (complex, unlimited, and limited) except for small claims cases. See Superior Court of Orange County Local Rule 352
. Note: paper filings in civil cases will not be accepted after January 1, 2013.
Commencing January 14, 2013, as authorized in Orange County Superior Court Local Rule 352, electronically filed documents subject to the mandatory electronic filing requirements in civil limited, unlimited, and complex actions can be filed until midnight on the day that the filing is due, and will be considered timely pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6 subdivision (d)(1)(D). For purposes of this Order, the document is “filed” at the date and time it is received by the court and the confirmation of receipt is created. See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 2.259(a)(1). Any electronically filed document received by the Court on or after midnight will be file stamped on the next court day.
See also California Rules of Court, rules 2.250-2.261.