In 2015, the San Diego Superior Court (“court”) began an Imaging Program in Family Court (“Imaging Program”), whereby cases initiated and assigned to the family law departments or the family support division, filed on or after August 24, 2015, were imaged and stored electronically. All such cases are currently designated as “Imaged Cases.” In 2020, the court also began allowing electronic filing (“e-filing”) of these “Imaged cases” using the e-filing portal “Odyssey eFileCA.” Exempt from the Imaging Program and e-filing were cases filed prior to August 24, 2015.
Effective June 1, 2022, this exemption will no longer exist. Cases that were filed prior to August 24, 2015, will be partially imaged as follows: Documents filed prior to June 1, 2022, will remail in paper format. However, documents filed after June 1, 2022, will be imaged. These cases will be designated as “Partial-Imaged cases.” Electronic filing (e-filing) will be allowed in Partial-Imaged case, subject to the court’s Electronic Filing Requirements (Family) (SDSC Form #D-305).