Federal Electronic Filing Procedures
Read the U.S. Federal Court’s description of its electronic filing process.
Click here (Links to an external site.) to access the Case Management/Electronic Case Files page on the U.S. Federal Court’s website.
The law office where Connie works as a paralegal has hired three recent law school graduates as associates in the firm. Because Connie has the most experience in federal court filings, the supervisor asks her to advise the new associates about the court’s electronic filing procedures; she points the associates to the U.S court’s web site. The next week, one of the associates, Dennis, files a brief for a federal course case electronically. The electronic submission is not accepted and the brief does not make it in as part of the court’s file.
- What should Connie have done to ensure the brief was filed properly?
- If you were in Connie’s place, how would you have kept this situation from happening?
Here’s link to external site http://www.uscourts.gov/courtrecords/electronic-filing-cmecf