File & ServeXpress is the court-selected e-Filing and e-Service provider for the Washington, D.C. Superior Court. E-Filing and e-Service are currently available in the following courts: Civil & Tax Division, Domestic Relations, Abuse & Neglect, and Juvenile Branches and Probate Division.
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Registering is simple:
1. Complete steps 1-4: Filer Details, Firm Details, Delegate Selection, and User ID/Password.
2. Click “Create Account” at the end of Step 4.
3. Begin the registration process here.
If your firm is already registered with File & ServeXpress and you do not know your firm registration code, please contact your firm administrator, or you may reach client support at email@example.com or 877-433-4533.
The maximum file size is 30 megabytes (MB). If your filing is larger than 30MB (total size of all documents combined), you will need to separate your filing into 30MB or smaller segments and submit multiple filings. During the upload process on Step 2, our system calculates and displays your total number of pages and filing size as you upload your documents. You may also right-click on the document and select properties to view its file size.
- A computer or laptop with Internet access
- Internet Browser (Internet Explorer will yield the best results; however most other browsers are supported)
- Document creation software such as Microsoft® Word or Corel® WordPerfect®
- A scanner to scan supporting paper documents and exhibits (minimum 300 DPI)
- Adobe® Reader® – to read, open and view PDF documents
- Optional (PDF conversion software)
- A File & ServeXpress login
Yes, you may now e-File until 11:59:59 ET and your documents will be file stamped the same day if the clerk accepts your filing. File & ServeXpress captures the time and date immediately when you submit your filing successfully. Upon acceptance by the court clerk, a time and date stamp watermark will appear in the upper right-hand corner of your lead document. This will be the time and date of your submission. If the clerk rejects the filing, you must take corrective action and resubmit your entire filing. A rejected filing is not docketed by the court's case management system.
When you successfully submit your filing, you'll receive an instant receipt with a date and time stamp and information about your filing. You will also receive an acknowledgement email upon submission if the court clerk reviews accepts your filing, you will receive a confirmation email and an electronic file stamped copy will be available from your Dashboard.
The filing attorney and the delegate who files on his/her behalf will receive an acknowledgement email when the document is submitted, and a confirmation email when the document is accepted by the clerk, or an alert email when the filing is rejected by the clerk. All notification emails will provide the trace number for the filing.
e-Service is mandatory for the D.C. Superior Court and enables attorneys to electronically serve opposing parties and the judge when e-Filing their case documents to the court. If pro se parties elect to e-File they may be e-Served. Otherwise, pro se parties must be served outside of the File & ServeXpress e-Filing system through traditional methods such as mail, fax, or hand delivery.
The filer and the attorney of record sending the service will receive a proof of service email with an attached PDF document with details of the e-Service.
The cost to e-File and e-Serve into the D.C. Superior Court is $15 per filing submission.
The total cost for discovery service is $8.50 regardless of the number of attorneys served, up to 30 MB per transmission.
e-Filing fees are calculated by adding the court filing fee (if applicable) + the File & ServeXpress e-Filing fee ($15.00) + a (3% + $1) processing fee to NIC (the service that remits court and filing fees to the D.C. Superior Court and File & ServeXpress). In the near future NIC will offer a cash discount for electronic check payments.
We accept American Express, Visa, and Mastercard credit cards, debit cards, and pre-paid debit cards. We also offer monthly billing for firms/agencies with credit approval. Please contact client support to request our credit application: firstname.lastname@example.org
No; electronic filings rejected by the court clerk are not assessed a File & ServeXpress e-Filing fee or court fee.
Yes. We provide onsite training as well as conference calls, web-based training, and one-on-one client support. All training is free of charge.
Yes. We provide client support through email, live web-chat, and our 24x7 help desk phone number (877) 433-4533. Additionally, our online application offers help text by hovering your cursor over the question mark icon on every page of the 3-step e-Filing process.