This article is for both legal professionals and people without lawyers. If you don't have a lawyer, ignore the parts related to lawyers. To watch a video about how to start a new case, click here.
Use these instructions if you:
- do NOT have a case number,
- have NOT been served with any documents in your case by other parties, and
- are filing a document in your case for the first time.
At the Dashboard, click on Start Filing.
Select the Filing Location by clicking on the Location box.
In the Start Filing Window, click on Start a New Case.
Tip: Some locations will show the message "Initial Filing Not Available at this location" even though the location does allow initial filings. Scroll through the location list and check to see if there is not a location with a similar name. See example screen shots below.
There will be Tabs listed at the top of the screen. The Tab highlighted in blue indicates which Tab you are currently on. When eFiling, you will go through each tab and complete required information which will be highlight in red or look for a red triangle.
To continue through the Start a New Case filing process, click here to learn about the next required section, Case information.
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