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Mandatory E-Filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals Effective 1/1/2010

Date: 
07/31/2015
Author: 
Court of Appeals -- First Circuit

Effective October 13, 2009, attorneys and non-incarcerated pro se parties proceeding without counsel may file documents electronically using the court's electronic filing system. Effective January 1, 2010, use of the CM/ECF system is mandatory for all attorneys filing in this Court, unless counsel is granted an exemption. Use of the CM/ECF system is voluntary for all non-incarcerated pro se parties proceeding without counsel.

In order to register for the Case Management/Electronic Filing (CM/ECF), attorneys are required to be a member of the bar of the First Circuit Court of Appeals; pro se litigants must have a case pending in the First Circuit and cannot be incarcerated.

Click the "Go to Website" link below to access the electronic filing section of the Court's website for full information about e-filing.


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