Administrative Procedures and Style Guide for Electronic Filing
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Parties are reminded to follow the Administrative Procedures and Style Guide when filing electronically, including the instructions about the proper use of the login and passwords assigned to attorneys.
Visit the links below for specific information about the court's Administrative Procedures and Style Guide for electronic filing:
The login and password assigned to an ECF User shall be used exclusively by the registered ECF User
- Administrative Procedures for the Electronic Filing, Signing, Verifying, and Serving of Civil and Criminal Documents, effective April 17, 2013
- Administrative Procedures for the Electronic Filing, Signing, Verifying, and Serving of Bankruptcy Documents, effective June 26, 2009
- Style Guide, effective May 11, 2011
and any non-attorney employee or staff member explicitly authorized by the ECF User to use the login and password. The ECF User shall not knowingly permit use of the login and password by any person not so authorized
, shall take reasonable steps to prevent such unauthorized use, and shall be fully responsible for all use of the login and password whether authorized or unauthorized. If authorization to use a login and password is withdrawn (e.g., when a staff member leaves employment) or if unauthorized use of a login and password is suspected, the ECF User shall forthwith select and activate a new password for use in the ECF system. The ECF User also shall immediately notify the court’s Clerk’s Office upon learning of any unauthorized use. Failure to change the password and notify the court under the aforementioned circumstances may result in sanctions against the registered ECF user.