Rapid Legal Press Release Featured

Rapid Legal Celebrates 30 Years of Superior Performance and Innovation

Rapid Legal Press Release Featured

CHINO HILLS, CA, — April 1, 2024 – Rapid Legal, a pioneer in transforming the legal industry through superior performance and innovation, today announced its celebration of three decades of groundbreaking achievements that have reshaped how the legal community exchanges electronic documents, information, and payments.

The roots of Rapid Legal can be traced back to a one-car garage in Southern California where David Nill, Rapid Legal Founder and CEO, opened an attorney service. The small staff operation quickly grew into a staff of 20 employees leading to its procurement of a Los Angeles-area office and its incorporation as Rapid Legal in 1994.

Since its beginning, Rapid Legal has led the charge to advance the entire legal industry toward an efficient and paperless future, beginning with its own transformation in 2004 from a traditional pick-up-and-delivery paper model into an online and ecommerce attorney service.

“I saw how the Internet was revolutionizing the way people bought and sold services and I knew it was the future,” David Nill says. “I wanted our law firm customers to have the convenience of opening accounts, placing and managing orders, as well as paying for their orders online, so I hired a software engineer to build a technology platform that did exactly that.”

The move helped legal professionals break out of the hours-long traditional method of filing and serving paper documents. It gave them a portal in which they could create accounts and place orders online for filing and serving legal documents in just minutes. It also signaled the start of Rapid Legal leading the industry in a digital transformation for eFiling with the introduction of Orange County Superior Court in 2013; followed by additional courts in the subsequent years and, finally, the rollout of the LegalConnect litigation support service platform in 2016.

These milestones set the stage for legal professionals everywhere to file and serve court documents 24/7 from anywhere using an internet connection.

“While we are proud of our technological capabilities, Rapid Legal is more than that. We view technology as an enabler to deliver time-sensitive legal documents with greater speed and accuracy. But it’s really our people, their dedication and expertise, that sets us apart and allows us to provide superior performance in the delivery of litigation support services to our customers,” said David Nill.

Today, Rapid Legal is using its innovation engine to power industry partnerships that integrate the time-saving features of leading legal software manufacturers Clio, NetDocuments, and iManage directly into Rapid Legal’s platform. These integrations mean legal professionals can access files stored in their law firm’s document management system or practice management system without leaving the Rapid Legal portal.

“Integrating top productivity features from the industry’s most popular products into our own customer portal removes barriers and saves valuable time. Law offices are famously deadline-driven environments, so this is great news for time-strapped legal professionals,” explains Larry Swain, VP of Platform Integrations.

Rapid Legal is also expanding geographically throughout the United States. The company recently launched its services in Texas and plans to expand throughout 2024 into Maryland, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, and New York, with more states to come. What’s more, Rapid Legal plans to release its highly anticipated next generation (NextGen) technology platform, which will deliver the legal industry’s highest level of performance in electronic court documents, information, and payments. NextGen also promises more robust analytics and data for its legal professional users that will help inform their business side of law.

As the trailblazing California company celebrates its three-decade journey, Rapid Legal has already turned its focus on pioneering innovations for the next 30 years. Those transformations will be powered by Rapid Legal’s deep industry expertise and its investment in new technologies and services; assuring legal professionals, law firms, and the courts can effectively respond to the evolving field of law for many years to come.

About Rapid Legal

Rapid Legal is a premium legal technology company that automates the processing of legal documents for law firms. Headquartered in Chino Hills, California, the company is a leading certified eFiling service provider for all California and Texas eFiling courts. Combining deep industry expertise, superior performance, and innovative technology, Rapid Legal is transforming the way the legal community exchanges electronic documents, information, and payments, to streamline how law firms manage work, and for the effective and expeditious administration of justice. For more information, please visit https://rapidlegal.com and connect with us on Linkedin and Facebook.

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We’re Passionate About Getting It “Done Right”


Here at Rapid Legal, our shorthand for great service to our customers is “Done Right”. In short, Done Right means being with you every step of the way. We don’t like to toot our own horn, but our passionate dedication to delivering a great customer experience is what our customers tell us sets Rapid Legal apart from all the other attorney service providers out there, and that’s something we can’t help be proud of.

Fully Staffed

An important difference you’ll experience with Rapid Legal is that we are a fully-staffed service provider focused on the human touch. Our customers have come to expect that when they give us a call, a live person will be on the other end of the line, ready and willing to put their expertise to work to help you every step of the way. In a world full of pre-recorded answering services, so-called “interactive” menus, and bots, with Rapid Legal you’ll experience our live Customer Support team during your business hours to help you.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

To ensure we stay on track, Rapid Legal checks regularly with our customers, asking them to rate us. They tell us whether, based on their experience with us, they would recommend us to their colleagues. When we compare their feedback against other companies and industries our ratings are not just good but excellent. And we’re not stopping there. We’ve set a goal for our ratings to be world class.

What were the most cited reasons for recommending us? It turns out our customers trust us to deliver their legal documents reliably and on time, and that they appreciate how quick and easy the Rapid Legal ordering process is. Most importantly, though, our customers say that they value the care they receive from our highly knowledgeable support staff. Since we count some of the best and brightest law firms in the state of California, this is high praise indeed.

Done Rapid Legal Right

There’s an old saying: when it comes getting things done quickly and getting them done correctly – it’s usually one or the other. Here at Rapid Legal, though, we don’t believe that. Our skilled and experienced Customer Care team gets the job done at the right speed and with a high level of accuracy, making things easier for you.

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Our passion for service, our knowledge of the latest court rules and regulations, and our focus on accuracy and speed mean getting the job done right the first time, all without costing you an arm and a leg. That’s the Rapid Legal difference right there.

If you want to experience the Rapid Legal difference, call us today at 800-366-5445 and we’ll show you just how dedicated we are to treating our customers right.

No Strings Attached - eFile with Rapid Legal in These California Courts

No Strings Attached - eFile with Rapid Legal in These California Courts

No Strings Attached - eFile with Rapid Legal in These California Courts

As always, the great state of California is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovations and technology. In this case, it’s electronic legal document filing — there are a number of courts in California that no longer require documents to be delivered by hand.

The New Normal

The push away from physical court filing is nothing new — it’s well-publicized that electronic court filing (eFiling) has become the preferred or even mandatory method for filing court documents.  However, once this ball gets rolling, it’s going only going to pick up speed. Sooner or later eFiling is going to be the rule instead of the exception, and at that point you’re going to need an expert with plenty of experience in meeting these electronic document filing standards.

Start becoming prepared for the change today. Rapid Legal is the natural choice — we were there at the very beginning of the eFile movement, and we’re proud to have been an early adopter. We’ve developed the skills and the expertise to provide aid in eFiling in 36 of California’s counties, and we’re adding more all the time.

Counties Where Rapid Legal Can eFile for You

The list of where Rapid Legal can provide your legal office with eFiling services is expansive. Here are the counties our comprehensive electronic document filing systems service:

Rapid Legal is a certified Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP). Rely on us to eFile your California court documents quickly, accurately, and as painlessly as possible!

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How do you choose the right attorney service provider? It’s important to ensure that you choose the best company for your needs, as it has to be able to provide you the quality level of filing and serving services that you, as a legal professional, require. This can easily become an exhausting process.

For a closer look at how Rapid Legal has both the skills and the expertise to provide you the court eFiling, physical filing and process serving services you require, check out our complete offering.

Rapid Legal's Boundaryless Legal Services

It’s All Local To Us — Rapid Legal’s No-Boundary Legal Services

Rapid Legal's Boundaryless Legal Services

Whether you need a process server to drop off paperwork with someone across the United States or just file your legal document in the court before the end of the day, Rapid Legal is the expert in providing no-boundary legal support services.

Whenever, Wherever, Whomever

When we say it’s all local to us, we mean it. No matter what you need done, the only step you need to take is to upload your documents to our secure servers. Our California court filing services mean never having to worry that your courier gets your documents to the court clerk in time. Meanwhile, our process serving is 100% nationwide, so you can just leave it in our hands and we’ll handle it for you. Whether you need service of process down the street, across the state, on the opposite coast, or anywhere in between, we’ve got you covered.

How does Rapid Legal manage to provide such no-boundary legal services? It’s because we work smarter, not harder. We’ve been on the forefront of electronic document management for a long time, and we’ve learned how to leverage technology to help legal professionals save both time and money. This has enabled us to provide not only nationwide service of process but also our comprehensive legal document filing service for courts across California, both for courts who accept electronic filing (eFiling) and those who require physical document delivery. We’re quick, we’re accurate, and we’re reliable.

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Here at Rapid Legal, years of experience, combined with cutting-edge electronic records management technology, have come together to create a perfect storm of efficient, courteous, and affordable service. Never struggle to get your documents filed or served again.

Why Law Firms Are Switching To An Online Service Provider

Why Law Firms Are Switching To An Online Service Provider

Why Law Firms Are Switching To An Online Service Provider

Being a legal professional is tough. It’s nowhere near what it’s like in John Grisham novels or Hollywood’s dramatic courtroom dramas – you’ve got countless hours of education, on-the-job training in the form of internships, and then the actual minutiae of the actual position to endure every day.

Nowhere is this truer than the sheer amount of paperwork that a legal professional must deal with on any given day.

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When you’re responsible for the legal filing services for a law firm, you’re not just submitting a few briefs here and there – lawyers, legal professionals, and staff are inundated, each and every day, with legal documents that not only have to be created, reviewed and delivered to the courts but have to be precise and submitted so in a timely manner, as even the smallest error – or missing what seems like an unimportant-seeming deadline – can spell disaster for law firms and the clients they represent.

Filing legal documents correctly and on time is often a thankless, tedious job but one that’s absolutely crucial. Serious adverse consequences can occur if filings are not done properly, up to and including your court case being dismissed outright on procedural grounds. That’s why, if you’re a legal professional, it’s vital to move to adopt an online attorney service firm today.

The Old Way of Doing Things is Just Too Slow

Think about it this way: the old way of getting your legal documents to the court or your process server is just too slow and antiquated, especially in the 21st century. The wheels of justice might grind exceedingly slow, but there’s no reason you must adhere to that snail’s pace of getting your documents filed and served or your proofs of service and conformed copies back – not when you have the ability to enlist an online court filing service that provides you a way to upload your documents electronically to accomplish these essential tasks.

Traditional methods of getting your documents ready for pick up also includes you spending valuable time on the preparation process printing these documents out, ensuring they’re collated correctly, and scheduling a pickup. If the papers are not ready when the courier shows up, you may have to call someone back later. That could be costly. time money

Missing any errors, meanwhile, is even worse. A court runner who picks up your documents many times won’t discover errors until he’s at the court. Not only is that a waste of time and money, doing so can get these documents rejected at the very last minute which could be devastating to your case.

Alternatively, when you upload your documents to an online attorney service provider, you get another set of eyes on your filing before it’s delivered to the court. Potential mistakes are found sooner – rather than later. This can result in less rejections and a greater success rate for your cases.

Types of Court Services

Sometimes it feels as if there are as many different types of court documents that need to be filed as there are minutes in the day. To that end, rules and requirements may vary from court to court.

In some jurisdictions, physical copies of documents are required to be hand delivered, seemingly obviating the need of an online service provider. However, many service providers have the capabilities of receiving the electronic version of your document near the appropriate jurisdiction, printing them locally and then personally delivering the hard copy of that document on your behalf. These hybrid online services can be considered the best of both worlds – the speed and reliability of electronic delivery combined with the attention to detail that you need from a service that physically files your court documents.

Of course, not all court documents need to end up in the hands of a file clerk at the courthouse. Some of those documents, such as a service of process order, can be uploaded from your computer and delivered to a local registered process server and hand-delivered to the right people. Proof of service documents are often filed afterward, and many Attorney Service Providers can even provide skip trace services as well.

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Not Just Quicker and More Accurate but More Affordable As Well

The wheels of justice require constant lubrication. In the context of filing court documents, this lubrication comes in the form of the myriad fees that you need to pay in order to have these documents accepted. Whether it’s in a family law court, civil unlimited, unlimited state court, municipal court, or if it’s on the federal circuit, each and every document has a differently-priced fee requirement, and there are no guarantees that you will receive a refund for an incorrectly filed document.

This is yet another reason why it’s advantageous to use a trusted online legal service provider instead of managing the court filings yourself.

Additionally, as if this wasn’t enough of an incentive, the fees charged by online service providers are often comparable to – or even more affordable than – making use of a courier service to run prepared physical documents to the court for filing.

Did you know? You can upload your documents from your desk in Los Angeles, and your service provider can get your filings done in many places like San Francisco or Orange County. You can even serve someone Nationwide simply by uploading your documents. Your administration cost is greatly reduced by using one service provider rather than several courier services.

Choosing the Right Online Services Provider

At this point, it might have become patently clear that you need to transition from your existing court filing process. Clinging to the old, traditional model of how court filings are handled is not only costing you time, it’s also generating undue amounts of stress and may even lead to having to pay for even the smallest mistake. No, it’s unquestionably time that you enlist the help of a company that provides professional online services.

Many legal professionals rely on outsourcing the management of their filings and serves to legal filing service as a method for taking some of the stress off their own shoulders. Yet this represents another possible problem – there’s no telling whether this third party is going to be as diligent and timely as you are with your court filings and serves.service provider

So where do you turn? How do you choose the right attorney service provider? It’s important to ensure that you choose the best company for your needs, as it has to be able to provide you the quality level of filing and serving services that you, as a legal professional, require. This can easily become an exhausting process.

Thankfully, there is one company that has both the skills and the expertise to provide you the court eFiling, physical filing and process serving services you require. You can turn to an expert attorney service provider like Rapid Legal for all of your filing and serving legal document needs.

About Rapid Legal

Dedicated to accountability, excellence, and integrity, Rapid Legal, founded in 1994 has more than three decades of experience in the legal industry. Rapid Legal was an early adopter and provider of eFiling services in the California counties that have adopted eFiling and continues this tradition today in providing fast, accurate, and affordable services to law firms, government agencies, and companies across the US.

Rapid Legal provides a wide range of legal services. It specializes in both electronic filing (eFiling) and physical court filing by hand-delivering documents for clients who upload them to Rapid Legal’s portal. Additionally, Rapid Legal can ensure one of its process servers physically delivers a digitally uploaded document for the service of process anywhere in California and Nationwide.

That’s not all that Rapid Legal offers. In addition to these three valued services, it also provides fast and reliable nationwide records retrieval service, county recording services for documents such as liens, judgments, and notices, and Secretary of State filing for documents like incorporation articles. Rapid Legal even offers courtesy copy delivery to wherever such copies may need to be sent to a particular department or judge’s chambers.

The Rapid Legal Difference

Rapid Legal is one of the most affordable options when it comes to filing legal documents either physically or electronically. With its offer of multiple tiers of service, Rapid Legal ensures that you’ll never have to pay too much for the level of service you need.

Rapid Legal knows how vital it is to make sure that legal documents are submitted in a reliable, timely matter, which is why it provides the highest of guarantees to its customers.

Rapid Legal doesn’t simply subject your uploaded documents to a mindless, automated filing process. Its expert document inspectors are tasked with placing the documents you submit through a seven-point process to ensure they are free of any errors that could result in rejection by the courts. In fact, if Rapid Legal does provide you with improper or incorrect service, your service is guaranteed to be free of charge, proving once again that the company is dedicated to providing you with the highest possible level of service.

Get fast and friendly customer support from Rapid Legal. You can call the team of industry experts for quick answers to all your filing questions.

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Rapid Legal's History


As an online attorney service, Rapid Legal’s mission is “to propel the legal industry forward through web-based technology.” Our pioneering role in electronic court filing and process serving has enabled us to create a history that is rich with pivotal moments in web-based technology. We look forward to the next 20 years.

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