Notice to Attorneys Regarding Email Addresses in ECF Used for Receiving Notification of Case Filings

The Court’s Electronic Case Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual has been revised to limit receipt of e-mail notification to the attorney and his/her staff.

The first two paragraphs in Section I.C. now read:

C.  REGISTRATION

Before filing in this court, all attorneys in good standing must register for the ECF system by completing the online registration form.

Registration permits filing and retrieval of documents and constitutes consent to electronic service of documents by e-mail, as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. An attorney may register up to two (2) additional e-mail addresses.  An attorney may only register the attorney’s own e-mail address and the email addresses of staff responsible to the attorney for the purposes of receiving e-mail notification.

Effective November 1, 2018: The Court will delete secondary e-mail addresses of third parties other than the attorney’s staff.

In the future, an upgraded PACER Account will be needed for e-filing with the Court. The attorney’s associated logins/passwords for PACER should not be compromised by sharing the information beyond his/her own staff members. Keep in mind, however, that each individual ECF e-filing account will be linked to a corresponding unique upgraded PACER account.

Please see the attached link for information on upgrading a PACER account.

https://www.pacer.gov/ecfcbt/cso/PACER_Job_Aids/Upgrade_PACER_Account_Jan2018_v2.pdf