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Submitting Files to the Court via MFT

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). All documents submitted for filing must comply with Local Rule 5.2. All personal identifiers (i.e. date of birth, social security number, names of minor children, financial account numbers, names of victims, etc.) must be redacted from the documents. These documents will be uploaded to the Court’s Electronic Filing System (CM/ECF) and available to the public.
  • 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