Judiciary Electronic Filing System (JEFIS): JEFIS Registration
Registration and participation in the JEFIS program is free of charge. However, the standard fees for filing court documents still apply. To register for JEFIS, the attorney must: 1) establish a Superior Court attorney collateral account, 2) read the Attorney Participation Agreement, and 3) submit a completed Attorney Participation Certification and Registration Form.
Superior Court Attorney Collateral Account
Prior to registering for JEFIS, an attorney must first establish an attorney collateral account with the Judiciary’s Office of Banking and Cash Management. The required filing fees will automatically be deducted from the account when documents are filed electronically with the court. If an attorney collateral account is already established, skip this section and move on to the JEFIS Attorney Participation Agreement.
To open an attorney collateral account, send a letter requesting that an account be opened along with a check in the amount of $500.00 or more, made payable to ‘Treasurer, State of New Jersey’. The letter must include the name and telephone number of the contact person for the account. Send the attorney collateral account request to:
New Jersey Judiciary
Office of Banking and Cash Management
PO Box 980
Trenton, NJ 08625-0980
For further information, contact the Attorney Collateral Account Unit at (609) 633-8643.
JEFIS Attorney Participation Agreement
The Attorney Participation Agreement contains a detailed explanation of the electronic filing program and instructions on how to register with the Superior Court Clerk’s Office. Please read the Attorney Participation Agreement carefully as it also sets forth the responsibilities of the Judiciary and the attorneys who participate in the program.
The Attorney Participation Certification and Registration Form
The Attorney Participation Certification and Registration Form must be completed by each participating attorney. Please note that forms submitted without an attorney collateral account or incomplete registration forms will be returned.
- Instructions for completing the JEFIS Attorney Participation and Registration Form
- JEFIS Attorney Participation and Registration Form
Once all the requirements of the registration process are met, the Attorney Participation Certification and Registration Form is returned via email to the attorney containing a User ID and a first time User Password.
Changes to Attorney Information
If you leave the firm you are currently with, you must contact us via email to PublicAccess.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us, stating you left the firm. If you will be electronically filing with your new firm, you will be required to fill out a new application and submit it to PublicAccess.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us. In the space for User ID & Password, put the User ID & Password you had initially obtained through JEFIS and make a note in that space “Was previously with Firm Name”.
It is required that any changes to your enrollment information, such as address, phone numbers, contact information, be reported by completing the Firm/Attorney Update Form and submitting the form via email to PublicAccess.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us. When sending emails, in your subject heading, please begin with “JEFIS Attorney and or Firm Updates”.
Cancellation of Access to JEFIS
If you wish to cancel your Firm/Attorney access to JEFIS, complete the Firm/Attorney Cancellation Form and submit via email to PublicAccess.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us.
Contact the Superior Court Clerk's Office, eCourt Services at (609) 421-6100 if you have any questions about the JEFIS Registration process.