Saturday, May 19, 2012

Electronic Filing Reaches All Federal Courts

The announcement caught my attention as many of you leave for summer work or embark upon your future profession in the "real world" of clients and cases. As of this week, every United States federal district, appellate, and bankruptcy court now accepts electronic case filings through the courts' CM/ECF system for document filing and case management. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., was the final court to join the system. It adopted, effective May 17, revised Federal Circuit Rule 25 provisions that require, with certain exceptions, electronic filing of court case documents. Joining the CM/ECF system will permit the Federal Circuit to make its electronically filed documents available in the PACER (Online Service for Access to Court Electronic Records) database. To learn more and keep current on PACER and electronic filing in federal courts, begin here.  Current Hofstra law students and faculty should see a reference librarian for access to PACER.       

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Court stuff can really get complicated and slow. Glad to see improvements in being able to eFile county court cases.