Step 2: File your court forms
'Filing your court forms' means mailing or taking the forms to the courthouse and giving them to the court filing clerk. The clerk will put the original forms in a file that starts the court case, then stamp the photocopies and return them to the person doing the filing. Here's how to do this:
Make photocopies of the forms and all attachments – one copy for each of the named defendants and one for your files.
REMEMBER: If you are suing a government agency, you needed to first file an administrative claim. If you got a rejection letter from the agency and now want to sue it, you need to attach the agency’s rejection letter to your Plaintiff’s Claim (SC-100). This shows that you already have tried to solve this problem through the agency’s claim procedures.
You will have to pay a fee when you file these forms.
You will keep one set of forms, and you will have the other set of forms given to the defendant(s). This is called “service of process” and there are very special rules about this.