Effective, September 3, 2013, pursuant to section 1010.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure , rule 2.253 (b)(2) of the California Rules of Court , and Local Rule 601.01, all papers filed by attorneys in probate proceedings, other than the original documents specified below, must be filed electronically unless the Court rules otherwise. Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement, but are strongly encouraged to participate voluntarily in electronic filing and service.
Electronic filing in mental health cases is encouraged but is not required.
The following original documents may not be filed electronically:
- Affidavit re: Real Property of Small Value;
- Financial Documents submitted by Private Professional Conservator;
- Letters (probate, guardianship, conservatorship);
- Subpoenaed documents;
- Undertakings; and
- Will/Codicils – originals for filing or safekeeping;