What is eFileCA?

Understanding the court technology vendor connection

In some courts, filers are asked to connect their One Legal accounts to the court's back-end system (also known as the electronic filing manager or EFM) before placing an electronic filing transaction. This creates another extra layer of security and identity verification between the filer and the court.

Illinois, Indiana, and Texas have chosen to use a single court technology vendor for the entire state, meaning that each filer will need to connect to their state's EFM before submitting a document to the court. In these courts, the EFM is referred to as eFileIL, eFileIN, and eFileTx respectively.

California allows each county to select its own technology vendor. The following counties have chosen to use eFileCA in some or all of their case types:

  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Fresno
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles (Probate)
  • Merced
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Orange (Family)
  • San Diego (Family)
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Yolo
  • Yuba 


Filers into these counties are required to connect their accounts to eFileCA.


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