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E-Filing Policies and Procedures

 

Complete E-Filing Policies and Procedures Manual

 

Changes to the E-Filing Policies and Procedures Manual

 


 

Chapter One - Introduction:

Overview

Basic Requirements

Help Desk

EDVA Internet Site

ECF Capabilities

Query

Reports

Utilities

Logout

Public Access

Questions/Help

 

ECF Definitions

System Requirements and PACER Registration

Registration, Mandatory Certification, and Passwords

Pro Se Litigant E-Noticing

Training

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

Civil Documents

Criminal Documents

Multi-Part Documents

Attachments to Documents

Adding/Creating a New Party

Linking Documents

Error Correction and Quality Control

Computer-Based Training Modules

 

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

 

Chapter Four - Accessing the System:

How to Access the System

Selecting ECF or PACER

Logging in to ECF

Main ECF Menu Items

Civil Menu Items

Criminal Menu Items

 

Chapter Five - System Conventions:  

Two Choices on Each ECF Screen

Correcting a Mistake/Aborting a Transaction

Timing Out