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E-Filing Policies and Procedures

 

 

 

 

Complete E-Filing Policies and Procedures Manual

 

 

 


Chapter One - Introduction:

Overview

Basic Requirements

Help Desk

EDVA Internet Site

ECF Capabilities

How to Access the System

Selecting ECF or PACER

Logging in to ECF

Main ECF Menu Items

Civil Menu Items

Criminal Menu Items

ECF Definitions

System Requirements and PACER Registration

Registration, Mandatory Certification, and Passwords

Training

Portable Document Format (PDF), Scanning, and Document Size Requirements

 

Two Choices on Each ECF Screen

Correcting a Mistake/Aborting a Transaction

Timing Out

Overview

Official Court Record

Sealed Documents

Redaction of Personal Identifiers

Civil Case Exceptions to E-Filing

Documents That May Be Filed in Open Court by Attorneys

Criminal Case Exceptions to E-Filing

Entry of Orders and Judgments

Signatures

Technical Failures

 

Electronic Filing

Filing Deadline

NEF as Proof of Filing

Official Record

Service by Electronic Means Like Service by Mail

Docket Entry Creation and Modification

Filing in the Wrong Case or Attaching an Incorrect PDF

Consent to Electronic Service

Service of Documents to Non-Filing Users

Filing Documents That Require Leave of Court

Motions to Intervene in a Civil Case

Service of Process

Sample Certificate of Service

Courtesy Copies and Other Division Specific Information

Electronic Transcripts