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E-filing Dictionary: ECF Help Desks & E-file Training

Update: ECF Help Desks Phone Directory We wanted to share with you via the PACER website an all-on-one page directory of the Help Desk phone numbers for federal district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts updated as at August 12th, 2014. To access a federal court’s Help Desk phone number, visit PACER online at: https://www.pacer.gov/cmecf/ecf_hd_phone.html *Note that […]

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E-filing Dictionary: Bounced Mail |E-briefs

This installment of our e-filing dictionary contains just two entries: “Bounced Email” and “e-Briefs.” Both terms are of equal weight and importance in the new world of electronic court filing, and each deserves concentrated attention. Bounced Email Bounced email is a term used to describe undelivered emails as a result of the email address no […]

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E-filing Rejections: How to Avoid ECF Blunders

Electronic case filing systems (ECF) now standard in many courts, as well as those being implemented across the country, are viewed by most as a technological godsend. ECF systems offer convenience and efficiencies not available to a paper environment. Yet, a court’s ECF system can only be as good as its users afford it to […]

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E-filing Dictionary: CM/ECF 11:59 Deadline & Procedure

The National Association of Court Administrators estimates that all courts in the U.S. will be paperless by the year 2025. States are implementing electronic case filing (ECF) systems at seemingly breakneck speeds, with Texas being the most recent –and largest- state to incorporate mandatory efiling. Federal courts utilize the federal case management and electronic case […]

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What Stronger Cybersecurity Measures Means for Efilers

Recent Internet threats have made headlines by fundamentally affecting court operations and law practices across the nation. From the latest email scam targeting legal professionals, to the 3-hour incapacitation of the federal courts’ CM/ECF system on Jan. 24th, legal practitioners everywhere can readily conclude that stronger network security measures are in the works. But how […]

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2013 How-To Guide

2013 How To Guide |The Waves of Technology in the Legal Sector Read an illuminating article covering the history of the federal CM/ECF System, which led to the progression of electronic filing systems nationwide. Our own Natasha Monell, Esq. writes this history-based article for the New York Law Journal’s special How-to section.

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E-filing Dictionary: 5 User Terms

Filing a document to a federal appellate court’s electronic case filing system (ECFS) entails familiarity with the system’s user terminology. Following are 5 User-specific defined terms that prove essential to a smooth ECF experience. 1. ECF Registration. Your appellate ECF account must be cleared by each federal circuit in which you are admitted to and […]

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E-filing Dictionary: 7 Important Terms and Distinctions

From Adobe Acrobat and Reader, to PACER and searchable PDF, the legal lexicon is expanding to make room for electronic filing terms as courts nationwide adopt and operate electronic case filing (ECF) systems. Traditional document management and case filing procedures continue to be supplanted in context by the new landscape of ECF and online case […]

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New Federal Circuit Judge & a New Rule for SDNY E-filing

Congratulations to Raymond Chen on his Senate confirmation as the Federal Circuit’s newest  judge, given Thursday, August 1st. Judge Chen began his commission August 2nd, and is currently the youngest federal appellate court judge in the nation. Judge Chen most recently held the position of deputy general counsel for intellectual property law and solicitor for […]

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Electronic Case Filing Systems Primer: U.S. Appeals Courts

As the Great Bard once wrote: Observe degree, priority, and place. –William Shakespeare. Application can be made of Shakespeare’s words of wisdom to the oft-confusing world of electronic case filing (ECF.) The degree to which courts nationwide now depend upon electronic case filing systems is far beyond threshold levels. The push toward a fully digitized […]

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