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Are you an e-filing portal pro?

E-Filing Portal Program Manager

You’re probably familiar with the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, the statewide access point for electronic submission of court records. It’s the industry pacesetter, giving Florida court system users a simple and secure digital solution while saving filers thousands of dollars in related expenses.

The portal is used by more than 186,100 attorneys, self-represented litigants, judges, process servers, mediators, law enforcement, mental health professionals, and court reporters. Since its launch in 2013, more than 67,259,283 submissions have come through the portal.

Yes, it’s super popular. Yes, we’re super proud of it. As program manager, I’m excited to share some insider tips only the “Portal Pros” know:

• Black & White Is Best

The portal’s favorite colors are black and white, so check before you submit a file. If you try to submit a document in color, it’ll bounce to the Correction Queue for replacement.

• We Want Your Number

If you want to file through the portal, be sure you have your Florida Bar number linked to your user account. Without it, you’ll only be able to make updates to your account.

• Stop Scanning

Scanning your document makes it unnecessarily huge and not searchable. Instead, computer generate it and save as a PDF or PDF/A for a smaller file that keeps your links and bookmarks.

• Choose Your View

Customize your portal interface by visiting the preferences page.

• Stay Up to Date

Regularly check the News & Information section for updates.

• Don’t Hog a Bright Idea

Send your feedback to [email protected]. We always welcome suggestions for improvement!

We are thrilled that the portal has achieved such success, but we didn’t get this far by being complacent. We lie awake at night thinking of ways to make the portal even more amazing. Take our most recent updates, for example. You can now:

• Update e-serving lists in bulk instead of one case at a time.

• See all fees broken down by payment method, filing ID, style of case, matter number, and more.

• Save your submission as a draft for up to five days with the new Workbench tool.

• Add people you often work with to your E-Service Favorites list, instead of searching and entering manually for each case.

And we’ve got some new things in the works. Soon, you’ll be able to file documents to multiple cases all in the same submission. We’ll also quit asking for the number of pages in each file, because we know it’s annoying.

Portal Pros know we’ve got their backs. Video tutorials? Here ya go. FAQs? Check. Tips? Yep. And if you have a unique question, give our service desk a call at (850) 577-4609. Thank you for being a loyal user of this streamlined system, and welcome to the Portal Pros!If you have a unique question, give our service desk a call at 850-577-4609. Thank you for being a loyal user of this streamlined system, and welcome to the Portal Pros.