Superior Court of California County of Orange Smart Forms Family Law & Small Claims Forms now available: Family Law: • At Issue Memorandum For Trial Setting, L-31 • Income and Expense Declaration, FL-150 Overview The Superior Court of Orange County has converted many Judicial Council and local forms using Adobe SmartForm technology. These forms, now available here, were tested by some of our partners in the legal profession who provided valuable feedback to the Court. • Notice of Withdrawal of Attorney of Record, FL-960 The SmartForms developed so far, will further enhance service to the public, and at the same time save our Court some of the cost associated with the imaging and processing of court documents. • Proof of Service by Mail, FL-335 What is a SmartForm? • Proof of Personal Service, FL-330 • Proof of Service of Summons, FL-115 • Property Declaration, FL-160, FL-161 • Request to Enter Default, FL-165 • Service of Declaration of Disclosure, FL-141 • Substitution of Attorney, MC-050 A SmartForm is an interactive form that works with Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge, and has three essential features: 1. The form is interactive, and allows for data validations, calculations and autofilling; 2. The form is independent of any network connectivity or operating environment; 3. The form data (XML) travels with the form template that allows for extraction of data that feeds into our Case Management System without additional data entry. What are the benefits for the litigant? Small Claims: • Plaintiff’s Claim & Order, SC-100 • Defendant’s Claim & Order, SC-120 The SmartForms link and instructional videos are available on the Court website under http://www.occourts.org/for ms/smartforms.html Business rules validation reduces errors and time spent filling in forms Turnaround time for filing of forms is reduced Forms are savable and sharable Forms can perform number calculations, and carry numerical and written information to other areas within the form What are the benefits for the Court? Increased accuracy of data Eliminates prepping, scanning, verifying and data entry of documents Images available after clerk review and processing of filing Increased efficiency, rejection of documents is reduced Less time required to review documents Currently, the Court is working to expand the SmartForm design to forms of all case types, and continues to expand and explore enhancements and improvements to this exciting, innovative solution.
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