What processes have been set up for local noticing? Is it necessary to design local rules so CM/ECF notices of electronic filing will constitute traditional noticing requirements?
Version 1 of CM/ECF does not allow the local printing of notices for the court to distribute. Many courts have changed their low volume notices to high volume to be processed through the BNC. When a document is filed electronically through CM/ECF, a Notice of Electronic Filing is generated via e-mail to all registered parties in the case. The e-mail notification includes information on the filing and a hyperlink to the document(s). Some courts have CM/ECF registered users consent to receipt of the electronic notification via e-mail as notice, but still perform traditional paper noticing through the BNC with an electronically filed certificate of service. This provision is usually incorporated into local rules and/or signed agreements. Thus, the CM/ECF registered party would receive notice electronically, and in the traditional manner through the BNC. This double noticing is expected to be an interim practice. Those participants that are not registered users of CM/ECF would continue to
- What processes have been set up for local noticing? Is it necessary to design local rules so CM/ECF notices of electronic filing will constitute traditional noticing requirements?
- What is the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system?
- What is the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)?