What can this service be used for?
- Pro se litigants can electronically transmit documents to start a new case or to be filed in an existing case. All documents transmitted electronically to be filed in CM/ECF, in an existing case, should include the caption and case number on the first page of each document. (Documents submitted electronically will be filed in ECF by a member of the clerk’s office. The submission date will be preserved and used for the date of the filing).
- Attorneys can use this service to transmit files that are not able to be filed on CM/ECF. For example, attorneys can transmit digital media, including audio files and video files. If directed by a Judge, the attorney can transmit trial exhibits, deposition transcripts, documents for in camera inspection or documents for ex parte review for the Judge’s review.
- Members of the public can electronically transmit a written request for a service offered by the Clerk’s Office (i.e. request for Transcript of Judgment, request for Certificate of Conviction, request for copy of INS “Petition for Name Change”, etc.)
- Documents that are required to be filed on CM/ECF should not be transmitted to the court with this service. A pro se litigant who has been granted e-filing privileges in CM/ECF should not use this service to transmit documents to be filed.
- Sealed documents should not be transmitted using this service. Sealed documents should be filed in paper format with the Clerk’s office via regular mail or in person.
- There is 5 GB max for each total transmission. To transmit documents totaling more than 5 GB, transmit the documents in groups with less than 5 GB per transmission. If one audio or video file is more than 5 GB for one file, transmit the file traditionally via USB drive to the Court