e-Filing

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If you have questions about e-Filing, please call the e-Filing Help Desk at 614.387.9980.

For general questions about filing with the Supreme Court of Ohio, please call the Office of the Clerk at 614.387.9530.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to register to use the e-Filing portal?

    For Attorneys
    Your e-Filing user name is your Attorney Registration or Pro Hac Vice number.
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  • What documents can be e-Filed?

    All filings in Supreme Court of Ohio cases can be filed through the e-Filing Portal.
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  • Do I need to mail in paper copies of e-Filed documents?

    No.

  • What are the signature requirements for e-Filed documents?

    Documents filed through the e-Filing Portal pursuant to S.Ct.Prac.R. 3.02 shall include a scanned version of the person’s original signature or a signature line with a forward slash followed by an “s” followed by the person’s name in print (e.g., /s “John T. Smith”).

NOTE: e-Filing is available but is NOT mandatory.

  • Documents must be uploaded and submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. local observed time in Columbus, Ohio on or before the date they are due.
  • Documents submitted through the e-Filing portal after 5:00:00 p.m. will not be reviewed by the Clerk’s Office until the next business day. The documents will be timely if they comply with the Rules of Practice and were received on or before 11:59:59 on the date they were due.
  • Technical and Clerk’s Office support is only available Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local observed time in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Review of documents for compliance with the Rules of Practice can take up to one business day. Documents that do not comply with the Rules of Practice cannot be accepted for filing.
  • When filing documents through the e-Filing Portal, please allow sufficient time to set up your account credentials and familiarize yourself with the e-Filing Portal.
  • Use of the e-Filing Portal does not alter the filer’s obligation to serve the other parties to the case.

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Non-attorneys may not prepare documents for entities or other individuals.

Account Creation

e-Filing Portal User Guide

Video Tutorials

e-Filing Portal


System Requirements
The e-Filing Portal requires the use of a modern browser such as IE 10 and above, or Google Chrome. Please note that the browser settings for JavaScript and cookies must be enabled for the portal to function properly.

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