E-Filing.com is a corporation headquartered
in Santa Barbara, California that began operation in September
of 1999. E-Filing offers state-of-the-art technology that
allows attorneys to process important legal documents electronically
online. Filing cases electronically reduces the cost of filing
drastically; eliminating much of the paper handling involved,
and allows the courts to function more efficiently. In addition,
E-Filing.com's electronic filing process makes it possible
for documents to be submitted to the courts twenty-four hours
a day from any location with Internet access.
Electronic commerce has created ways of converting the conventional
buying process into a web based electronic buying process
that can be performed online, replacing the cashier's window
you find at the store with an electronic window you can access
through your web browser. If you've ever purchased merchandise
online, you've used an electronic window to place the order.
E-Filing has applied this concept to the process of court
filings with the use of its Electronic Document Acceptance
and Routing System (EDAR) Patented technology..
EDAR allows interactive communication between the filer and
the court through an electronic window. Legal documents can
be submitted, fees collected, and approved by the clerk of
the court through the electronic window. Once the clerk of
the court has approved the filing, it is given an electronic
stamp of approval and an email is sent to the filer confirming
approval of the document.
Existing court staff members can use an electronic filing
system. Staff training to implement this system is minimal
- just 15 to 30 minutes to learn the basic functions of the
software and the electronic stamping process. The electronic
window performs essentially the same functions as the conventional
filing system, only information normally stored on paper documents
is now stored in the system and the traditional method for
stamping documents received is replaced by an electronic stamp.
E-Filing.com has adopted legal XML (eXtensive Markup Language)
standards to create a generalized electronic filing system
that can be integrated with various court case management
systems. Using a standard web browser, attorneys can access
all the required forms, fill them out, and attach any additional
files that need to be included. The documents are placed in
an electronic "data envelope" customized to meet
the requirements of the court where your case is being filed.
The "data envelope" will accept documents in a wide
variety of formats, including Microsoft Word (all versions),
WordPerfect (all versions), PDF, and TIFF formats.
With the click of the mouse, the case is sent directly to
the clerk of the court over a secure channel that is protected
by 128bit encryption-the highest level of encryption available.
After the case has been accepted, it is digitally stamped
and sent to one of our affiliated process servers, or to the
filer's choice of process servers to perfect service. Court
fees are pre-programmed into the system and are paid directly
to the courts when the documents are filed.
CIO Magazine named E-Filing.com a 50/50 winner in 1999 for
online excellence in business.
Proven to deliver documents fast and secure, E-Filing.com
is the shortest distance between justice and the defendant.