Opposing counsel can add you to his/her service list only if you are on the eFileTexas Public Service Contact list. And, the amendments to the TRCP require that you participate in the eService system when you eFile into a county that has been mandated for eFiling.
Are You on the Public Service Contact List.?
On FileTime you can quickly check to see if you are on the Public Service Contact List.
- Login at www.filetime.com
- Click the eService button on the sub-navigation bar.
- On the drop-down menu click the eServices Search button on the drop down menu.
- On the Search eService Contacts page enter you first and last name and click the Search button. If your name is found you are already on the Public Service Contact List and you don't need to do anything else.
Add Yourself to the Public Service Contact List
The Texas Supreme Court issued an order in June 2016 requiring that all Texas attorneys provide the State Bar of Texas with an electronic service email address for use in the statewide e-filing system and for other important communications
Go TexasBar.com/eService and provide the email address you would like to use as your electronic service address. Electronic service addresses will be active for the efiling system on October 1, 2016 and will only show those addresses in the public list. If you do not update your electronic service address by that date, then your preferred State Bar of Texas email address currently on file with the State Bar will be used as your electronic service address.