Once the Court processes a filing, they generate an email notice to the email address associated with the account. The notice provides an indication as to whether the court has accepted or rejected your filing. If rejected, the court provides a reason for it so that you can make any necessary corrections and re-file the document.

Sample Accepted Email Notification

Once the court accepts the filing, they consider it FILED with them.

Sample Rejected Email Notification

The Court has found a problem with the filing, and sent it back for correction.

Pending Status

If you’ve submitted a filing, and the Filing Status lists it as Pending, the court still needs to review it. Depending on the court, that can take as little as a minute, to a few hours, to a full business day. If it is taking longer than that, the court may be having a backlog they are working through. If you are concerned about the status, the best thing to do is contact the court directly, and provide them the envelope number on your filing for reference.

Processing Status

A status of Processing means the application is still in the process of submitting the documents to the court. Since the court has not received the filing yet, it has not assigned the submission an envelope number either. If a filer finds that the submission lists a status of processing for five minutes or more, they will want to immediately contact our support team to advise on the submission.

Draft Status

This is a filing you have began, but have not sent to the court for review. You can get back to that filing by going to your E-Filing tab at the top, selecting Filing Status from the list on the left, and clicking the Filing ID of your Draft.