Essential Forms

Our solution for easily and efficiently completing, California Judicial Council Forms and eFiling in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Francisco counties.

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73 articles in this collection
Written by Sean McNie and Geoff Moore

What is Essential Forms?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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Essential Forms: Video Tutorial - Searching Forms, Opening Multiple Forms

This video describes key features of Essential Forms
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Written by Geoff Moore
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Essential Forms: Video Tutorial - Legal Spell Check, Export, Auto Backup

This video walks you through essential features like spell check, export and auto backup.
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Written by Geoff Moore
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Essential Forms: Video Tutorial - Profiles, Shared Data, Legal Solutions Conversion

This video tutorial helps you understand features in Essential Forms
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Written by Geoff Moore
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Essential Forms: Video Tutorial - eFiling

This video walks you through eFiling with Essential Forms
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Written by Geoff Moore
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How does an Essential Forms subscription work?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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How does a County Forms Package work?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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Does Essential Forms work on a Mac?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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What Counties' Forms are available on Essential Forms?

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Does Essential Forms work in the cloud?

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Does Essential Forms work on a remote drive or network?

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How often is Essential Forms updated?

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Do you have a network version of Essential Forms?

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Essential Forms eFiling

What is the court’s requirement regarding text-searchable PDF’s?

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Written by Sean McNie
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I can't change the existing parties entered in a continuing case in the cover sheet tab #2.

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Written by Geoff Moore
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What is the deadline for eFiling?

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How does a current Essential Forms subscriber activate eFiling?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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What counties can I eFile in with Essential Forms?

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What about proposed orders, does the court require a particular format?

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Where do I find the court transaction number?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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What about Word Perfect documents?

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I got a message "The case number you entered <case number> does not exist in <court name> system." What should I do?

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Do you have a maximum document attachment size?

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My eFiling was processed by the court - where are my conformed copies?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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Are digital signatures required?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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I clicked "send" to deliver a filing and got an error that the operation timed out. Should I resend the filing?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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How do I bookmark in Essential Forms eFiling?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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How do I sign electronic documents?

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Written by Geoff Moore
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How do I organize the documents in the attachments tab #3, part b: attachments selected, as far as what is the "lead" document and “subordinate” document(s)?

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My documents or scans are not showing in the attachment tab#3, part A: attachment available.

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I don't see the correct document type in attachment tab#3 under part B.

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Common Errors and Functional Problems

Forms Open Completely Blank Or Data Jumbled - Database Corruption

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Written by Sean McNie
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You are about to create the following blank database <file name> do you wish to proceed "yes" or "cancel"?

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Program Files Downloader.exe/Server/Essential Publishers/Data- “The Parameter Is Incorrect”

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Getting The Error Message Opening A Saved Form: “Failed To Unlock The Save Form Record. Record Locked By Another User, “Ok”’.

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Program Stuck In Packing Databases

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“Invalid Class Type Cast”: Error When Saving A Form

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Error -60

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Codebase Error -64, Could Not Find <Path> File <Name>

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Codebase Error 630 Optimization File Flashing Failure When Saving Forms

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Codebase Error -61, Permissions

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CBDBENG.DLL is Missing Error When Launching Program

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CodeBase Error -1, Invalid or Unknown Error Code

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Codebase Error -330, "Tag Name Not Found"

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Error -310 Occurred While Attempting To Open <Data Path>

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Codebase Error -200 File Is Not A Data File

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Codebase Error -30: Determining File Length Database: ..\Forms.dbf

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Program Opens Minimized

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Maximum Users Message

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Catastrophic Failure Running JC Update

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