When initiating a case or filing on an existing case, you will have the opportunity to add service contacts to receive electronic service notifications. You will also have the option to add email addresses of anyone you’d like to receive courtesy copy emails. The court sends electronic service notifications to service contacts. The delivery is for e-service to opposing counsel and/or parties on a case. The e-Filing application sends courtesy copy emails to notify a client or co-worker of a filing’s submission. The court does not consider courtesy copies as a valid form of e-service.
Electronic Service Notifications
The court’s system generates these electronic service notifications. Their system tracks whether or not their system sends the notifications, and whether or not service contacts open the document(s). It’s also important to know that the court lists all service contacts they sent the documents to. So, all service contacts know whom else the court sent a copy.
Note: On a new case filing, if your case requires personal service or service of process, then electronic service will not suffice for that. You will need to continue to do that through traditional means. You can use these service contacts to supplement that, but it doesn’t fulfill service if your case requires personal service or service of process.
Courtesy Copy Emails
This is where you can type in any list of email addresses; separated by a comma. Our portal will send an email to the email address(es), and let them know you filed the document. That email will receive a copy of the document as well.
Courtesy copy emails are not meant for e-service. These are simply courtesy copies our portal generates for you. The recipient does not know who else received a courtesy copy email. Also, there isn’t any tracking associated with these emails. They are only to let the recipient know the document was filed.