In a first for a Wyoming state trial court, the Chancery Court will use a mandatory electronic filing system hosted by File & ServeXpress. You can learn more about the electronic filing system by visiting the File & ServeXpress Wyoming Resources Page.

 

eFiling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Chancery Court will use an electronic filing system provided by File & Serve Xpress (FSX). Electronic filings through this system will be governed by the most recent version of the Wyoming State Chancery Court eFiling Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
Yes. All documents must be electronically filed through the electronic filing system. And all documents, other than case initiating documents, must be electronically served through the electronic filing system unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
The persons identified below may electronically file and serve documents once they have completed training, registered, agreed to terms and conditions, and passed an eFiling proficiency exam:

  • Attorneys who are active members in good standing of the Wyoming State Bar.
  • Eligible attorneys’ staff.
  • Self-represented individuals.
Any eligible person intending to electronically file or serve a document in a Chancery Court proceeding must receiving training. This means that eFiling training is mandatory for the following persons:

  • Licensed Wyoming attorneys who plan to appear in any Chancery Court matter.
  • Support staff who plan to eFile documents on behalf of licensed Wyoming attorneys.
  • Self-represented litigants who plan to participate in a Chancery Court matter.
Yes. Any licensed Wyoming attorney who plans to appear in a Chancery Court case must receive the training, even if legal staff will eFile all documents.
Yes. Any licensed Wyoming attorney who plans to appear in a Chancery Court case must receive the training, even if his or her co-counsel plans to eFile all receive eService of all documents.
Generally, no. Absent special permission from the Chancery Court, local counsel (not pro hac vice counsel) must eFile all documents.
Filers may satisfy the training requirement by either attending a live session or viewing a recorded training session. Both those who attend live sessions and those who view recorded training sessions must register, agree to the terms and conditions, and pass a proficiency exam before eFiling.
All attorneys and self-represented litigants need FSX accounts to file documents and receive filings in Chancery Court cases. You can register an account here. A registration guide and instructional video is available on FSX’s website.
FSX stores all eFiled documents on its secure web-based application. Once the Chancery Court has accepted your filings, FSX will send you an email through which you can retrieve your file stamped documents. Alternatively, you can download the documents from the Chancery Court’s Register of Actions on FSX.
Yes. Initiating case documents must be filed through the electronic filing system.
No. A summons and copy of the complaint must not be served through the electronic filing system.
The Chancery Court will electronically sign, seal, and issue the summons through the electronic filing system. Once electronically issued, the filer may retrieve and serve the summons as required under W.R.C.P.Ch.C. 4.

Stated another way, when eFiling your complaint, electronically staple a summons for each defendant using the main/supporting document functionality. After receiving and accepting the new case, the clerk will sign, seal, and issue each summons electronically. You will receive a link to the summons in the email notifying you that the filing has been accepted.

No, the initial filing will be electronic. The initial service will be in paper.
If the clerk rejects your eFiling, you will receive an email identifying why the document was rejected. You will then have a specified time period in which to correct and resubmit the document. If you fail to timely correct and resubmit the document, the document will be treated as if never filed. But if you correctly and timely resubmit the document, it will be deemed filed on the original date and time that you first attempted to eFile the document.
See Paragraph 8 of the Wyoming State Chancery Court Electronic Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
The clerk strives to review and accept eFilings within a few hours of submission. If your document is not accepted or rejected within 24 business hours of submission, please contact the clerk by email to chancery@courts.state.wy.us.
After the clerk accepts your eFiled documents, you will receive an “accepted” notification email.
Paper filings will not be accepted absent a prior court order. To obtain a court order permitting paper filing, you must demonstrate exceptional cause.
No. If a document is eFiled, the parties should not manually file paper copies of the same document with the clerk.
No. Issuance of the Notice of Electronic Filing to the online inboxes of selected users on the electronic filing system constitutes service and the additional service of a hardcopies on these users is unnecessary.
Yes. The notice of electronic filing generated by the electronic filing system does not replace the certificate of service on the document being filed.
See Paragraph 4.B of the Wyoming State Chancery Court Electronic Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
See Paragraph 9 of the Wyoming State Chancery Court Electronic Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
See Paragraph 9 of the Wyoming State Chancery Court Electronic Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
See Paragraph 10 of the Wyoming State Chancery Court Electronic Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
Yes. You may authorize a paralegal or other staff member to eFile documents on your behalf. All such filings are subject to Rule 5.3 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
If you have trouble eFiling, please contact FSX at 888.529.7587. Help is available 24/7.