Welcome to the New eFaST website for the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
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Instructions to eFile an Emergency Motion
Instructions to eFile Applications

May 19, 2015
The e-filing Applications instructions have been updated. Please see above links.

This is a reminder that if you have registered for e-filing, you will receive all docketing notices, orders, opinions and other notices about appeals in which you are counsel of record through e-mail from the COA EFast System. Please make sure e-mails from the coaefast@gaappeals.us do not go to trash or your spam mail folder.

Also, it is your responsibility to keep your e-mail address up to date in your profile on the COA EFAST System so that you will receive your mail from the system. We recommend that you include a secondary e-mail address (your paralegal, secretary, or another attorney) to be cc'd on all our e-mails that include Court actions (orders, opinions, etc.).

Please do not attach the following types of exhibits to pleadings such as briefs and motions (including motions for reconsideration) which are e-filed:

Do not attach a copy of the Petition to the Supreme Court of Georgia for a Writ of Certiorari to the Notice of Filing the Petition.

Do not attach copies of this Court's opinions or orders to your pleadings. You should provide citations to opinions you reference and the date and type of order you reference.

Do not attach exhibits which are in the trial court record which were filed with this Court by the trial court clerk for a direct appeal. You should reference these documents by the record volume number and page number in the official record.

Effective January 1, 2015, all Georgia attorneys must be registered in the COA EFAST system.

May 19, 2015 - Updated e-filing Applications instructions at the top of the page.

Application Index is now a separate e-filing during the Application process.

Application Exhibits now require a Title for each Exhibit.

Responses to Applications now have separate Response Exhibits filing option with requirement for Exhibit description and title to match your index.

July 7, 2016 - Attorney's can now pay to view/copy an electronically filed trial court record from the Court's eFaSt system. The fee is charged per party type. Once one attorney that represents a party pays the fee, all attorneys associated with that party has access to view/copy the record.

The records can be purchased and then accessed from the records tab in the case information link found by clicking on the style of a case under your My Cases section of eFaSt.

The fee schedule per party type is a follows:

$50.00: Total page number of the record and transcript is less than 501 pages.

$100.00: Total page number of the record and transcript is over 500 but less than 2,001.

$150.00: Total page number of the record and transcript is over 2,000 but less than 4001.

$250.00: Total page number of the record and transcript over 4,000 pages.

Currently, only a few counties are e-filing trial court records, so not all cases will be available on the system at this time. The number of counties participating is growing monthly and the Court will be updating our docketing notices to inform the parties if a electronic trial court record (e-TCR) is filed in your case.

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