E-Filing Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I have to register to use the e-Filing portal?
  2. What documents can be e-Filed?
  3. Do I need to mail in paper copies of e-Filed documents?
  4. What are the signature requirements for e-Filed documents?

1. Do I have to register to use the e-Filing portal?

Answer:

For Attorneys
Your e-Filing user name is your Attorney Registration or Pro Hac Vice number. The first time you access the e-Filing Portal, you will use the same password you use to access the Attorney Services portal. For assistance with your Attorney Services information, contact the Office of Attorney Services at 614.387.9320. You will then be prompted to change your e-Filing password – changing your e-Filing password will not affect your Attorney Services portal password. You will also be prompted to enter a security question and answer of your choice.

For Non-Attorney/Self-Represented Litigants
Before logging into the e-Filing Portal for the first time, you will be required to create an account. Enter the information in all required fields. You should write your own security question and response. When you have filled in all of the requested information, click the Submit Request button. After submitting your request you will receive an e-mail message with a link to confirm your e-mail address. Open the e-mail message and verify your address. You will then receive a message asking you to accept certain requirements. Upon acceptance you will be directed to the e-Filing Portal.

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2. What documents can be e-Filed?

Answer:  All filings in Supreme Court of Ohio cases can be filed through the e-Filing Portal.   Affidavits of disqualification, and the records of a lower court or agency cannot be e-Filed.  Please note that e-Filing and filing by e-mail are different.  Sup.Ct.Prac.R. 3.02 permits only a limited number of documents to be filed by e-mail.

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3. Do I need to mail in paper copies of e-Filed documents?

Answer:  No

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4. What are the signature requirements for e-Filed documents?

Answer:  Documents filed through the e-Filing Portal pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. 3.02 shall include a scanned version of the person’s original signature or a signature line with a forward slash followed by an “s” followed by the person’s name in print (e.g., /s “John T. Smith”).

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