Saturday, December 13, 2008

Electronic Filing Required Starting December 15, 2008

The Third Circuit requires electronic filing of documents beginning December 15, 2008 for all attorneys.

The Third Circuit calls their computer system for this the Case Management And Electronic Case Files system and they use the abbreviation CM/ECF.

Check the manual and policies very closely -- it is possible that for attorneys filing petitions for review, it is the type of document that commences an action that is appearing for the first time in the federal court system and that you can file the initial document on paper without plugging it into the CM/ECF system (which might not recognize it until you file the petition for review). Check with the manual and policies to see whether this is correct -- and post a comment with your own view of whether that sounds right. Don't rely on this blog posting or any comments for your analysis -- do your own research!


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