Fifth District Announces January 10 Portal Transition

The outside has not changed, but the method of filing has!

The Fifth District Court of Appeal announced today that it will transition from mandatory use of the eDCA system to the E-Filing Portal starting January 10, 2019.

The Second District made the transition on December 14, and we’ve already shared some of the lessons learned from that transition on behalf of that Court’s clerk and from our own experience.

Note that if you have a deadline of January 9, 2019, you should plan on filing early in the day to avoid technical issues. The Court explained in an email to eDCA users that the transition “The transition from eDCA filing is planned to occur after normal business hours on January 9, 2019. We apologize if there is a temporary interruption in service.”

As in the Second, don’t lament the loss of eDCA — it will still be there for the Court to provide electronic service of orders, and to provide lawyers with electronic access to the documents on the dockets in their cases.

The Fourth District has also announced the transition is coming soon for that Court, but has not provided a start date.

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