What are the court's filing window hours?
The State Bar Court will accept counter filings for the Hearing Department and the Review Department at the filing windows located at 845 South Figueroa Street, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles and 180 Howard Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco from 8:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except when the Court is closed for holidays observed by the State Bar of California.
Filings may also be submitted electronically, pursuant to the Rules of Practice of the State Bar Court, Rules of Procedure of the State Bar of California, and State Bar Court General Orders.
COUNTER FILINGS RECEIVED BETWEEN 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the filing window will be processed on the same day. If a document meets the filing requirements as set forth in the Rules of Practice of the State Bar Court, Rules of Procedure of the State Bar of California, and State Bar Court General Orders, the document will be filed and a conformed copy will be provided.
ELECTRONIC FILINGS RECEIVED BETWEEN 5:01 P.M. of the preceding day and 5:00 P.M. of the next (current) court day will be filed on the current court day if the filing requirements are met. For example, if the court receives a pleading by email at 5:10 p.m. on Friday, it will be filed the following Monday unless that Monday is a holiday. If that Monday is a holiday, it will be filed the following court day (Tuesday).
For Review Department documents submitted at the San Francisco filing window, the document will be date stamped RECEIVED and sent to Los Angeles for processing. If the document meets filing requirements, it will be FILED using the RECEIVED date.