How the Public Service List works
The e-filing Public Service List is a directory of people, usually attorneys, that can be selected from within the e-filing system to receive a court filing electronically.
If you have an e-filing account, your account has a firm service contact list in addition to having access to the Public Service List. Firm service contacts are people who work for your law firm.
Think of your firm service contacts like your personal address book and the Public Service List like the Yellow Pages®.
All licensed Indiana attorneys with an Indiana bar number who are in the e-filing system as filing attorneys are automatically added to the Public Service List. No person who is not an attorney may be added to the Public Service List.
What if I cannot find the person I need to serve on the Public Service List?
You should never add a firm service contact for opposing counsel because you cannot find them on the Public Service List. If you do this, you are not perfecting service correctly. You may only add opposing counsel from the Public Service List, or they may attach themselves to a case for service. Otherwise, you must serve them conventionally.
To learn about how to properly use the e-service features of the e-filing system, see our extensive e-service tutorials.
What contact information is used on the Public Service List?
The contact information listed for attorneys on the Public Service List will be the contact information from their Roll of Attorneys records:
- When attorneys update their contact information or notification preferences on the Indiana Courts Portal, their information will be updated on the Public Service List through a nightly process.
- When attorneys sign up for e-filing for the first time, their information will be posted to the Public Service List through a nightly process.
- This means that updates to the Public Service List will appear by the following day.