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Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)
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  • 10/3/2016 - The E-Filing Policies and Procedures Manual was updated.  Please see List of Changes Made to Electronic Case Filing manual (Updated 10/03/2016).
  • 9/26/2016 - Notice to AttorneysEffective October 3, 2016, attorneys are required to electronically submit civil initiating documents to a shell case and pay the appropriate filing fee via Pay.Gov.  Please click here for more information.
  • 1/7/2016 - New Local Civil Rule 5 Effective January 11, 2016 and Instructions for the Electronic Filing of Civil Sealed Documents
  • NOTICE:  CVB cases will be electronically filed and available through PACER beginning with the cases set for hearing the week of February 2, 2015. Attorneys filing documents (e.g. motions, etc.) must do so electronically. Paper documents will no longer be accepted for filing. Petty Offense cases will be denoted with a “po.”

    Example case numbers:

    · 1:15-po-0001 would be an Alexandria Division petty offense case.
    · 2:15-po-0001 would be a Norfolk Division petty offense case.
    · 3:15-po-0001 would be a Richmond Division petty offense case.
    · 4:15-po-0001 would be a Newport News Division petty offense case.

  • August 6, 2014 - CM/ECF was upgraded to CM/ECF Version 6.1.  Guide to CM/ECF Version 6.0/6.1.
  • CM/ECF classes are not being offered.   Online training is available on the ECF Training page of this website.  To obtain an ECF Filing Login/Password, please take and pass the online quiz found under E-Filing Registration. 
  • Redaction of Personal Identifiers Reminder
  • You will not receive Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs) from our Court if your e-mail filtering software blocks transmission from our CM/ECF address: cmecf@vaed.uscourts.gov. We will turn off your electronic noticing until any filter blocking issue is resolved.
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For comments and suggestions, please write to vaed_ecf_questions@vaed.uscourts.gov. Please note that we will not be able to respond to you individually. We appreciate your input and will make changes when possible.