Legal professionals - What you can do in the Online Registry

The Online Registry is a secure service allowing you to file court documents and manage your clients’ cases. You can also access court-sealed documents within minutes, view court orders in real-time and all case information from your home or office. 

If you have an account and you wish to start or defend a case, Login now

If you don't have an account, you will need to register first. Once you have registered as a solicitor, barrister or an employee managing or accessing cases on behalf of a solicitor or barrister, you may also manage your workload as a team through a legal eOrganisation. Find out more

Watch these video tutorials on how to file forms online


How to attend interlocutory matters in Online Court 

Watch the demo for a step-by-step guide on how to make and counter requests in Online Court. You can access Online Court by using the same credentials used for the Online Registry. Video transcript here

Learn more about sharing and managing your workload with a legal team

If you need to share and delegate your work with a team, you can create a legal eOrganisation to manage your workload. To find out how to set up a legal eOrganisation, watch this video

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How to file a Statement of Claim online

This demonstration will briefly show you around the online form for a Statement of Claim (without legal representation), which can be filed online via the NSW Online Registry. Video transcript here


How to issue a subpoena on one or more recipients

This demonstration will briefly step you through the process for filing a subpoena on one or more recipients. Through the NSW Online Registry you are able to file multiple subpoenas of the same type on the same case or proceeding. Video transcript here

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How to request a copy of a judgment or order

This demonstration will briefly step you through the online process for requesting a copy of a judgment or order. You can use the Request for Copy of Judgment or Order form to request an official, sealed copy of any judgment or order made by the court. Video transcript here


How to manage payment options in your Online Registry account

This demonstration will briefly step you through the payment options you are offered to manage your account. It highlights the process of saving and managing credit and debit cards for repeated use, and who is eligible to pay by direct debit. Video transcript here

Electronic subpoena responses and access to packets

Each year, over 3 million pages are photocopied from returned subpoenaed documents in the Sydney civil registry alone.

In order to deliver cost and time benefits to legal practitioners, as well as provide a secure, efficient method for subpoena recipients to return subpoenaed items to the court, the NSW Subpoena Response service has been launched. 

Electronic subpoenas, or eSubpoenas, now enables producers to submit subpoenaed items (e.g. text, image, audio, video) online and the registry is able to manage access orders electronically. 

From mid-July, subject to access orders, legal practitioners (in lieu of solicitors on the record who are parties to the case) will be able to login to your Online Registry account and download subpoenaed items via your case files, instead of visiting the Sydney registry to photocopy hard copies. Until then, parties should continue to forward requests to access subpoenaed items to the registry, which will then provide you with an email link to download them.