In certain instances, and pursuant to the General Order Re Mandatory Electronic Filing for Civil, printed courtesy copies must be submitted to the Court.

Proof of electronic submission must be submitted with all courtesy copies.

Regardless of the time of electronic filing, the Court requires a printed courtesy copy (along with proof of electronic submission) for the following documents:

  • Any printed document required pursuant to a Standing or General Order
  • Pleadings and motions (including attachments such as declarations and exhibits) of 26 pages or more
  • Pleadings and motions that include points and authorities
  • Demurrers
  • Anti-SLAPP filings, pursuant to Code Civ. Proc., § 425.16
  • Motions for Summary Judgment/Adjudication
  • Motions to Compel Further Discovery

Nothing in the General Order precludes a judicial officer from requesting a courtesy copy of additional documents. Courtroom specific courtesy copy guidelines can be found at www.lacourt.org on the Civil webpage under “Courtroom Information”.

Courtesy Copy Time Requirements

Courtesy copies for filings with a hearing date of two days or less shall be delivered to the courtroom by 4:30 p.m. the same business day if the electronic filing is submitted with the court prior to that time. If submitted after 4:30 p.m., the courtesy copy shall be delivered to the courtroom by 10 a.m. the next business day.

Please refer to the Ex-parte guidelines for more information on Ex Parte courtesy copies.