Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 8815 Filers

Instructions and Help about Can Form 8815 Filers

Hello everyone welcome to e-file Lima and user for external filers my name is Kimberley black and I'm a training and development specialist at the state court administration office I work in Court Services business education unit for today's session we are going to show you how to e-file and you serve in EFS this session again is for external filers these are these are the objectives for today's training we are going to discuss the register users file and guide and other important documents we're going to identify the roles within EFS there are three roles in EFS for administrator firm user and independent user we're going to explain how to prepare your documents and we're going to demonstrate how to sign up as a service contact when you use the EFS system you will need to register and also sign up as a service contact we're going to show you how to e-file into a new case an existing case and you serve only we will also review where you find the EFS training materials on the Minnesota judicial branch website I always like to start out by talking about the internet and computer requirements for EFS we recommend that you have a high speed internet connection for in the browser studying's you may want to use Internet Explorer 9 or above you can use Chrome or Safari with the EFS system there is a special link to the Chrome and Safari application I will be showing you where to find this link a little bit later in this presentation we do recommend you use Internet Explorer 9 or above during this training we will be showing you how to use EFS with Internet Explorer 9 and above before we show you how to eat violent user there are some documents we would like to share and discuss with you these documents have really important information the state court administration office provides a register users filing guide that filers are required to read and follow you can find this guide and additional resources at wwm in cordova ford slash a e-file the registered users file and guide provides required revised required information regarding your documents that you are filing in the EFS this infirm this is the information you need to follow when you file documents and it's available on the minnesota judicial branch website the guide provides information about the documents and also additional information about the types of signatures and the size of the documents you are filing at the end of today's session I'm going to go to the Minnesota judicial branch court website I'm going to show you where you can find the register users filing guide along with other additional documents that we're going to talk about today the second document we're going to talk about are the court rules that set requirements for using EFS these rules are called Minnesota rules of public access to court records of the Minnesota judicial branch these legal requirements for using the EFS system are defined in the Minnesota rules of court more specifically the general rules of practice here is the third document we're going to talk about today remember numbers that are financial account numbers and are more than four digits in length are restricted identifiers under the Minnesota general rule of practice Skyler's may only use the last four digits of the financial account numbers in a publicly accessible court document it full financial account number must be submitted to the court it must be submitted only on inform 11.1 or in a document made confidential under the form 11.2 confidential financial source document cover sheet the fourth document we're going to discuss today is the commonly filed case types if you have questions about the commonly filed case types you can go view this document this document will show you the list of the most commonly filed case type and the security level we recommend that you review all these documents we shared with you today to use EFS you first need to register the EFS system does require all users who file on a regular basis to be a member of a firm EFS uses the term firm to represent an organization or an individual user who files on a regular basis such as an attorney's attorneys government agencies and guardian at litem each firm is also required to designate at least two firm administrators independent users are typically self represented litigants who you'd like to e-file that are not associated with or represented by a law firm or agency they will set up an independent account instead of a firm account let's take a look at the responsibilities each one of these roles hold the firm administrator adds and updates firm information chooses how users register as an updates payment accounts as an updates firm users and attorneys if applicable accepts and rejects registration requests from users who will be under a firm will register an e file and you serve in EFS independent users registers and maintains their own account ads and updates payment accounts B files and you serves remember if you are the only attorney in an office filing on a regular basis you must register as a firm in EFS independent users are people who will not be piling on a regular basis and will register as an independent user in EFS and firm users are underneath a firm agency a couple helpful reminders as you are registering in EFS it is recommended that your firm has at least two firm administrators one administrator will register the firm then leads then they can add additional administrators to the firm as needed this allows two people to handle the administrative duties in case one firm administrator is on vacation the other firm administrator can reset passwords or help firm users with their accounts if you are an attorney and practicing both privately and publicly you will