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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?


  • 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.

  • Filing documents through the e-Filing Portal does not alter any filing deadlines imposed by the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.
  • Items received through the e-Filing Portal will be reviewed in the order in which they are received by the Clerk’s Office. Review of documents can take up to one business day. Deputy Clerks are unable to fulfill requests for immediate review. Documents that are not submitted in compliance with the Rules of Practice on or before their filing deadline cannot be accepted for filing.
  • Document uploads must be completed, submitted, and received by 5:00:00 p.m. local observed time in Columbus, Ohio in order to meet the filing deadline requirement.
  • Documents received after 5:00:00 p.m. local observed time in Columbus, Ohio through the e-Filing Portal shall not be considered for filing until the next business day.
  • 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.

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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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