Dillingham, Naknek, and Kodiak Civil, Criminal, and Minor Offense Launch on March 31, 2021
Beginning March 1, eFiling in civil cases will be available for court locations in Kenai, Homer, Seward, and Fairbanks. On that date, the eFiling web portal TrueFiling will begin accepting filings in civil cases filed in Kenai, Homer, Seward, and Fairbanks, from filers in any location. (Child-in-need of aid, initial civil protective order petitions, mental commitment, probate, quarantine, and small claims cases are excluded.)
Use of TrueFiling will not be mandatory. However, use is encouraged, as attorneys and state agencies will be required to submit filings electronically using the platform after a brief initial period of use. Self-represented litigants will not be required to use TrueFiling. For more information, see Optional and Mandatory Use of TrueFiling.
The Alaska Court System is in the process of deploying an electronic filing (eFiling) system called TrueFiling. The eFiling system is designed for parties and attorneys who need to file and serve documents in a case, including initial pleadings in a new case.
See the implementation schedule for existing and planned eFiling locations.
No future trainings are scheduled, however, recorded trainings are available.
Use of TrueFiling will not be mandatory during the initial period following implementation of eFiling in a new court location. Courts will continue to accept paper filings during this time. However, the court system encourages parties to use and become familiar with TrueFiling as use will become mandatory for represented litigants, state agencies, and law enforcement following the initial period of implementation. The court system will notify users 30 days in advance of the date when eFiling becomes mandatory.
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.
Using TrueFiling to Access Trial Court Files
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.
Register for TrueFiling
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.
|Criminal, Minor Offense, Minor Consuming,1 Underage Consuming,2 and General Civil3|
- 1 AS 04.16.049(h), AS 04.16.050(a), or similar municipal ordinance
- 2 AS 28.35.280, AS 28.35.285(d)(1-2), AS 28.290(b)(1-3), or similar municipal ordinance
- 3 Excludes CINA, mental commitment, probate, and small claims
|Locations||Case Types||Tentative Date|
|Civil, Criminal and Minor Offense||March 31, 2021|
|All Other Courts Not Listed||Civil, Criminal and Minor Offense||2021|
St. Paul Island
|Criminal and Minor Offense||2022|