Public Comments Must Be Received By August 28, 2014
Please be advised that the Superior Court of California, County of Kings has published Proposed Local Rules that if adopted may require law firms to Electronically File and Serve almost all civil documents effective October 1, 2014.
You may not know that the California rules of court were revised on July 14, 2014, those rules established statewide guidelines that were meant to ensure that all courts uniformly adopt local rules for their eFiling projects. The Kings County Superior Court Proposed Local Rule 2.10 doesn't appear to be consistent with the statewide rules of court; specifically, CRC 2.253 (b), CRC 3.400 (c), CRC 3.403, and Code of Civil Procedure section 1010.6.
The rules state that if a Court wishes to implement a mandated program for other than Complex and cases designated as Complex they must allow eFiling directly with the court, or directly with the court and through one or more approved electronic filing service providers, or through more than one approved electronic filing service provider.
If you support providing filers with a choice of eFiling vendors, a competitive eFiling environment and adherence with the Rules of Court we ask that you write the Court in response to the proposed Local Rules by August 28, 2014.
For more information about the proposed Local Rules we encourage you to visit the Courts website http://www.kings.courts.ca.gov/ or clicking on the links below:
Notice of Proposed Local Rule: http://www.kings.courts.ca.gov/localrules/NOTICE%20LETTER%20Efiling%20rules.pdf
Proposed Local Rule 126: