Important Announcement Regarding Future PDF/A File Format Requirement

In the future, the Judiciary will require that all electronically filed documents uploaded in CM/ECF be in PDF/A format. The move to a PDF/A standard is viewed as a necessary step to enhance CM/ECF security and to improve the archiving and preservation of case-related documents. Currently, CM/ECF accepts both PDF and PDF/A documents. While no specific date has been set for the PDF/A file format requirement, it would be prudent for all CM/ECF efilers to begin taking the necessary steps as soon as possible to prepare for this change.