eLicensing facilitates the processing of licensing applications online for legal firms
Online Services - eLicensing - Introduction - H Desc
Following a successful pilot system throughout Sligo, Louth, Donegal and Leitrim, the Courts Service has now extended eLicensing online for all legal firms nationwide, since 3rd July 2020. CSOL is the primary channel for the creation, payment and service of licensing applications to the Courts. Manual applications filed in court offices are now the exception. Support is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal firms are required to register on www.CSOL.ie to use this online service which includes collecting their licensing Court Orders from CSOL (See below for further details).
Legal firms can now lodge, pay, serve Notice Parties and track applications for licensing matters on-line and collect their licensing Court Orders, once their user account has been activated, on CSOL.
To see the licensing application available on CSOL, please click Licences on CSOL Online Applications
A comprehensive overview of the eLicensing system is portrayed below including a series of instructional videos.
Scroll down for further information and instructional videos.
The process will yield significant benefits immediately for practitioners participating in the online pilot, and further to all practitioners when it is fully implemented in mid-2020;
- Complete the entire licensing application process online
- Reduce / eliminate attendance in Court offices in relation to licensing
- Remotely access all your licensing applications
- eService on and advance knowledge of notice party intentions
- Court Orders available electronically through the system
- Secure online payments supported by internal authorisation processes
- Online eRegisters
- Cost and time savings for solicitor offices
- Case information available throughout the system
In order to lodge a licensing application online, legal firms must register their firm once on the Courts Service Online (CSOL), and in turn can create additional users for their firm with varying levels of access.
From March 1st, 2020, CSOL will be the primary distribution channel for all licensing court orders, and therefore your registration on CSOL ahead of this date is required to collect your licensing court orders.
Click here for the instructional video on the legal firm registration process. The registration process is a simple three-step process:
Step 1 – www.csol.ie
- Create an account for your firm using the website www.csol.ie.
- Click on the ‘I’m new to CSOL’ button, or the ‘Create Account’ option at the top of the screen.
Please note that the Google Chrome web browser must be used to access CSOL, and a non-generic email password must be used when registering for a user account.
Step 2 – Manual documentation for registration
- The firm / office administrator downloads and prints the relevant documentation provided on CSOL during registration, and signs and returns this documentation to;
Central Application Support Unit,
Circuit and District Court Operations
Step 3 – Activate Firm / Office Account
- When the manual documentation is received by the Courts Service, an email with an activation link will issue to the email address provided.
- The administrator in the firm/office follows the instructions in the email, clicks the link provided and activates their firm/office account on CSOL.
- The administrator will have full access and responsibility on CSOL to create and manage additional user accounts for their particular firm.
View the necessary instructional videos below which must be viewed prior to registering for or using CSOL:
- Overview of eLicensing
- Legal firm registration process
- Creating and Managing additional user accounts for your firm
- Activating user accounts on CSOL
- Searching the eRegister
- A Guide to Registering and Activating a Notice Party User Account on Courts Service Online (CSOL)
- A Guide to the Functions and Features of a Notice Party User Account on Courts Service Online (CSOL)
Support & FAQs
Support for registration or for general use of CSOL is available by emailing email@example.com.
Click here to view the eLicensing Pilot - Frequently Asked Questions
Points to Note
- When registering for a Legal Practice Admin user account, you must only use an individuals email address eg firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once off process per firm – your firm is removed from drop-down list once registration has commenced
- Legal firm must create Legal Practice Admin user account on CSOL to set up your legal firm's account who can then create all other CSOL user accounts for their legal firm