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Main -> E-Filing -> File a New Case

File a New Case

  • After logging into Doxpop and clicking the e-filing tab, find and click the "E-Filing Account Administration" link.

  • There are several sections to the e-filing page. Click the items in the table below to find out more about the subject:

    1. In the "Case Information" section, select the Attorney from the top drop down list.
    2. Click the check box and select a service contact to attach to the case once your filings have been accepted.

  • Next you will need to select:
    1. The Location
    2. The Category:
      • Civil
      • Family
      • Probate or Mental Health
    3. Case Type

    Once that section is completed, the Case Parties, Documents, and Fees sections will be presented.

  • Notice the green button will first show and a list of all the required party types.

  • In the example on the right, there are 3 required party types.

    • Please note that the Petitioner and Personal Representative may be the same person. Since those party types are required their name will appear twice in the party section.
    • You will not be able to submit a filing until all party types have been identified in the "Case Parties" section.
    • You will not be able to enter other party types until all of the required parties have been identified.

    After clicking the button, the following form will be presented:

      The required fields for this form are:

    • First and Last Name
    • Or, Organization Name if the button is selected
    • Role of the new party to this case
    * For the party that the attorney is representing; select the attorney's name from the drop down menu at the bottom of the form before saving.

  • Once the requirements have been met, you can then begin to enter other parties. Notice the green button now reads .
  • For this example we entered an Interested Person as a Third Party.
  • To begin adding your documents to be submitted, find and click the button.
    * Continue to click the button for all the documents you need to file on the case.
  • The following form will be presented:

    1. The first document will always start out as a "Lead Document".
      • All documents should be filed as a lead documents separately.
      • Exhibits should be filed as an attachment to a lead document.
    2. If the list of filing types does not have what you need listed, select "Petition".
    3. Enter a Filing Description.
      • This will be presented in a minute entry.
    4. Next, find your PDF document on your computer to attach to this filing.
    5. Select this document's security from the drop down menu.
    6. The description of your document will default to the name of your PDF file.
      • You can enter your own text in this field.
    7. Select the party you are filing on behalf of from the drop down menu. Be sure to click the [+] (Add) button to show the association.
    8. Courtesy Copies are optional, but you can add an email to send a copy of your filing on this form.
    9. If service by Sheriff is required, click the [+] button next to the appropriate selection.
      • This fee will be charged to the credit card attached to your e-filing account.
    10. Click the "Save" button.

    You will then see your document presented for an example as below:

    Continue to click the button to add more documents as needed. But, please keep in mind the total size of your filing can not go above 35MB.

  • After you have addressed all of the subjects above, the fees section is the last area to complete.
    1. Select the party the attorney represents from the drop down menu under "Party Responsible for Fees".
    2. Select the credit card attached to your e-filing account from the drop down menu.
    3. Read through each item next to the check boxes and check them off for acknowledgement.
      • Once the 3rd step has been completed, the system will calculate any fees due (if applicable).
    4. The button will become active to submit your filing to the Clerk for review.
      • Your card will have a hold on the total amount of the fees. But, this will disappear in 24 to 48 hours.
      • Your card will post a charge for the total amount of the fees after the clerk has accepted your filings.

    Last updated on 10/28/2019