It would appear based on their timeline (listed below), All documents in the Civil Division will be accepted via electronic filing starting with Limited being voluntary on November 13, 2018 and then mandatory on December 3rd, 2018.
In a recent study, it was found that nearly half of the current litigation attorneys in Los Angeles have never efiled a document before and 10 of those attorneys polled do not use a smartphone.
Knowing that Limited Civil is going Mandatory on December 3, 2018 is a shock to most people in the legal industry has they have delayed the start of permissive filing in the civil department for years.
The same day that Limited Civil and Complex Cases become mandatory, Unlimited Civil will become voluntary. Giving Law Firms about the same amount of time to become acquainted with an eFiling filing system and then on January 2, 2018, Los Angeles Superior Courthouse will be a mandated eFiling courthouse in all divisions.
Both 123 E-File Portal and our Royal Concierge eFiling experts are standing by to help you with this transition. It's not always easy but It's certainly worth it.