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eFile documents for Subsequent Filing

Log in to your Swift Legal account, and click on
Place An Order.

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  • How do I get started?
    It's as easy as 1-2-3! 1) Create your account in 3 quick steps, 2) Click on Place Order from the menu bar, then 3) Sit back while we do the work for you! You can place your work order request 24.7/365, and we'll get to work on it as swiftly as we can!
  • How much does it cost?
    No two cases are the same, with some requiring a little more effort than others. For each work order, we take into account the service/s needed, the location & time frame, as well as any other minor details you might not have thought of. Need something more bespoke? Feel free to call us at (650) 364 9612 & a member of the Swift team will be happy to chat about your unique situation.
  • How can I find the status of a current job?
    Log in to your account, Click on Pending tab from the menu bar, Scroll through the list to find the job you want status on & click on it, Scroll down to Status Updates. Still can't find the answer? Send a quick email with your work order number to
  • How do I update my Credit Card details, or switch to ACH Bank Transfer?"
    Due to privacy reasons, Swift staff are unable to complete this for you. These changes also need to be performed by the account administrator, and only takes 3 easy steps: Log in to your Swift Account, and in the top right corner, click "My Account". Select the "Payment Info" tab. Click on "edit" and make the changes. Don't forget to click Save when you're done! Unsure who the adminstrator is? Give us a call & we'll happily update your details.
  • I've never eFiled before. How do I do it?
    Believer or not, we get this question a lot. So, we created a step by step guide to walk you through the process. Just like anything new, it can seem overwhelming at first, but give it a try and you'll be surprised just how easy it is!
  • How can I access past invoices?
    You can find detailed invoices in all of your closed work orders. Simply log into your account, click on Closed, open a work order, then down the bottom of the Fee's tab you'll find the invoice for that work order. Still have more questions? Contact our billing department at to answer all your questions.
  • Is the Swift portal hard to use?
    No! We tasked our IT team to make it as user friendly and consistent as possible, no matter what type of work order you're requesting or the county it's for. Once you place an order or two, you'll see just how easy it is!
  • What are the different Service levels?
    For all Court Services: ROUTINE service is submitted within 3 business days URGENT service is submitted by COB the follow business day ON DEMAND is submitted same day (if received prior to cut-off*) or first thing the following business day. For all Service of Process: ROUTINE service is 1st attempt made within 3 business days URGENT service is 1st attempt made by COB the follow business day ON DEMAND 1st attempt made is same day (if received prior to cut-off*) or first thing the following business day. *Cut-off's vary depending on service & location. Contact us for more information on your area.
  • I'm trying to log in but nothing is happening...
    This is commonly caused by your browser Pop-up Blocker. Check the below on how to allow for your browser: For Chrome: At the top right, click "More" (the 3 dots), then click "Settings". Under "Privacy and security", click Site settings. Click Pop-ups and redirects. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed or Blocked. For Safari: In the top left corner, click "SafarI" & select "Preferences". In the window, click on "Websites". Next to the Swift website, click the drop down and change the option to "Allow". Close the Preferences window & refresh the website. If you continue to have issues logging in, please contact us on (650) 364 9612 & we'll happily troubleshoot with you.
  • Do I get Conformed Copies of my physical filing?
    Yes! We leave special Swift tags with all physical filings, so that once they're Filed, our Runners collect the Conformed copies and scan back to you. All scanned documents are loaded against their original Work Order number, and are made available via automated email link and your portal login. You can also request we leave a stamped self address envelope instead to mail directly back to you. Just let us know when you're placing your order.
  • Are you a registered Process Server?
    Yes! Swift is a registered Process Server for the state of California. We are also licensed Private Investigators & Notaries as well. For Subpoena, Swift are also able to act as the Deposition Officer.
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