The Alaska Court system is deploying electronic filing (eFiling) to courts throughout the state. In courts that have adopted eFiling, parties and attorneys file and serve documents in new and existing cases through TrueFiling, a web-based eFiling program. Check this page for regular updates as new court locations implement eFiling.
Filing in criminal, minor offense, small claims, and general civil (excluding CINA, mental commitment, and probate) cases is now available in certain court locations throughout the state.
eFiling is mandatory for most users in court locations where it is available. Visit Optional and Mandatory Use of TrueFiling and User Resources page for instructions, training guides, and information on technical support for eFiling through TrueFiling.
Court users may direct questions about eFiling to the Clerk of Court for each court location.
eFiling Court Locations with Implementation Dates and Case Types
General Civil and Small Claims
(excluding CINA, mental commitment, and probate)
|Criminal and Minor Offense|
|Cordova||October 13, 2021||October 13, 2021|
|Dillingham||Implemented March 31, 2021||Implemented March 31, 2021|
|Fairbanks||Implemented March 1, 2021||TBD|
|Glennallen||October 13, 2021||October 13, 2021|
|Homer||Implemented March 1, 2021||Implemented May 8, 2019|
|Kenai||Implemented March 1, 2021||Implemented May 8, 2019|
|Kodiak||Implemented March 31, 2021||Implemented March 31, 2021|
|Naknek||Implemented March 31, 2021||Implemented March 31, 2021|
|Nome||November 15, 2021||November 15, 2021|
|Seward||Implemented March 1, 2021||Implemented May 8, 2019|
|Unalakleet||November 15, 2021||November 15, 2021|
|Utqiagvik||November 15, 2021||November 15, 2021|
|Valdez||October 13, 2021||October 13, 2021|
|All other courts not listed||2022||2022|
The training webinars held on October 1, 2021, were recorded and are available for viewing from te following links:
Webinar for civil practitioners who file general civil, domestic relations, trial court
appeals, or small claims pleadings:
TrueFiling Demonstration for Civil
- Webinar for prosecutors, defense counsel, law enforcement, and other justice partners who file criminal and minor offense cases: TrueFiling Demonstration for Criminal and Minor Offense
eFiling is mandatory at the time that it becomes available in a court location. Court users should attend trainings, review available instructions and training resources on the TrueFiling User Resources page. Although use of eFiling will be required in new TrueFiling courts, clerk’s offices will accept paper filings as needed during the initial period of use. During this time, court users seeking to file paper documents should contact the clerk’s office for instructions and assistance.
Self-represented litigants may, but will not be required to, efile documents using TrueFiling, even after the initial period of implementation. In addition, pursuant to Administrative Bulletin 92, parties who are required to efile documents using TrueFiling may file paper documents when there is a TrueFiling outage or malfunction or other internet system outage that makes eFiling impossible or impracticable, or when paper filing is necessary in the interest of justice.
The Supreme Court has authorized the Administrative Director to adopt provisional rules and procedures to support eFiling. See Supreme Court Order 1943. The signed provisional eFiling rules appear in Administrative Bulletin 92. These provisional rules are expected to change often as the court system gains more experience with eFiling. To suggest changes or additions to the provisional rules, please contact the Court Rules Attorney.
TrueFiling will give the parties to a case online access to images of documents in the trial court file. TrueFiling will not make trial court files available online to the general public. However, trial court locations will provide public file access through one or more public computers.
To register for TrueFiling , you must provide a valid email address. The email address will be part of your credentials and will be the address used by the court and other parties for service of documents.