What is the Missouri eFiling System?
The Missouri eFiling System allows registered users to file cases and documents electronically in courts participating in the program. The goal of the system is to enable attorneys and court clerks to work more efficiently by reducing the time and effort they spend managing case files, which ultimately will save them time, money and resources. Electronic filing allows subscribers to file and view cases seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with occasional unavailability due to system maintenance.
Where can I find information regarding specific case types?
How does electronic filing benefit courts?
Missouri courts will see benefits that include:
- Reduced file storage.
- Reduced delays in retrieving court records.
- Electronic and automated docketing and scheduling.
- Ability to view electronically filed or scanned cases anytime during the day without searching for the physical case file.
How does electronic filing benefit attorneys?
Benefits of electronic filing for Missouri attorneys include saving time, gas and money – a “going green” approach. Other benefits to using the electronic filing system include:
- Ability to file and view cases or documents outside of regular business hours.
- Electronic service to other registered users.
- Ability to receive notices, orders and judgments from the court electronically.
- Elimination of courier fees.
- Reduction of postage or overnight delivery expenses.
- Reduction of office supplies and photocopies.
- Less space needed for file rooms.
Who can use the Missouri eFiling System?
Any Missouri attorney in good standing can file a case or document via the Missouri eFiling System. The Missouri attorney will be required to register with the Missouri courts and maintain name, address and e-mail information. Out-of-state attorneys admitted pro hac vice also will have the ability to file cases or documents via the Missouri eFiling System. Electronic filing for self-represented litigants is planned for a later phase. Public access for citizens still is available at the courthouse.
When is the Missouri eFiling System available?
The Missouri eFiling System is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with occasional unavailability due to system maintenance. The optimal time of use for the Missouri eFiling System, however, is 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Monday through Friday. Support for the Missouri eFiling System is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. Planned system maintenance will be scheduled three business days in advance, and notification will be posted on the Missouri electronic filing website, Your Missouri Courts website and Case.net. Please be aware that system maintenance is necessary to ensure the availability, security and integrity of court data. In the event the Missouri eFiling System is unavailable due to unplanned events, please try again at a later time. If your filing is time-sensitive, please retain information about your attempts and present that information to the court as directed in Rule 103.06. Please check the courts’ website for notification about scheduled maintenance or system issues.
What is the maximum size of attachments that can be included within a single eFiling submission?
A user can only submit attachments that are no greater than 21 MB in total per submission, and each attachment can be no larger than 7 MB individually. If you have attachments that do not fit this criteria, please see the following link that explains how to reduce a file into multiple smaller files, http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=36873.
What if I have additional questions about electronic filing?
Contact the Help Desk via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free by phone at (888) 541-4894. The Help Desk is available 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.