In law, simple legal filing is the act of submitting a document to the clerk of a court for the court's immediate consideration, for storage in the court's files, or both. Courts will not consider motions, if an appropriate memorandum is not filed before the appropriate deadline. Normally, a filing fee is paid at the same time, such legal filing fees are one part of the variety of charges that are known as court costs.
In civil procedure systems, simple legal filing rules can be permissive or mandatory. In a mandatory filing system, all documents of legal importance exchanged between the parties are also filed with the court, while in a permissive filing system, nothing requires to be filed until the case reaches a point where direct judicial management is absolutely compulsory.
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