E-File Frequently Asked Questions

What is E-File?

The term “eFiling” refers to an electronic filing system. An eFiling system is a robust system designed to streamline Court filings. When documents are eFiled, the Clerk’s Office will approve the filings and route the documents to the Judge and support staff, and electronically serve interested parties on the case.

What are the advantages/benefits of E-File?

Benefits for attorneys include saving time and money, in addition to:

  • Cost savings (paper, parking, courier fees)
  • Ability to file outside of regular business hours
  • Better use of resources
  • Instant access to filings
  • Electronic service to other registered users
Is there a cost to create an E-Filing account and/or E-File?

No. It is free to set up an account in our eFiling system. The system does not charge a usage fee. The only fees incurred would be a third party vendor fee of 2.25% if you choose to use a credit card or eCheck for payment. Attorneys and firms may sign up for an Escrow Account to use with eFiling to avoid the third party transaction fee.

Are there any items that cannot be E-Filed?

Yes. The following cannot be eFiled:

  • Divorce Cerificate
  • Publication Notice
  • Original Wills
What format should I use to submit my documents?

Proposed Orders should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (doc,docx). All other documents must be submitted in an unprotected-PDF format.

During which hours can I E-File?

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How will trial exhibits filed at trial be handled?

Nothing changes. All trial exhibits will be presented at trial.

Can I file a document that is under seal?

Yes, per Judge-signed Order. Select the “sealed” checkbox when you are uploading the document.

  • When filing under seal documents, you must use conventional service.
What happens if the E-Filing site is down?

In the event the eFlex system is unavailable, E-Filer agrees that time-sensitive documents should be conventionally filed with the Clerk during normal office business hours in order to meet any applicable statutes.

At the Court’s discretion, the provisions of T.R.C.P. 6.01 may apply to the extent the Clerk’s Office is inaccessible due to unavailability of the eFlex system.

What are the computer requirements for E-File?

You can use a Windows or Apple computer running a modern web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

Can I have an individual Escrow Account and also be on a Firm Escrow Account?

No, you can only have one or the other.

Who do I contact for technical support?

For Circuit, Probate and General Sessions – Civil Division you may contact us at (615) 862-4444 or email support@circuitsupport.freshdesk.com

E-File Quick Links

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