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PACER FEE increase The Judicial Conference of the United States, at its September 2011 session, amended the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, to increase fees from $0.08 to $0.10 per page for electronic public access to court records through the PACER service. The effective date for the PACER fee increase is April 1, 2012.
CM/ECF Browsers: Release 6.1 has been tested with Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Firefox and Safari.
New PDF/A Docketing Standard Coming
A docketing standard requiring PDF/A formatting is soon to be implemented for filing PDF case documents with the Federal Courts. Although it is not currently required, it is suggested that all interested parties begin using the PDF/A format when filing documents through CM/ECF. Once the formal standard is implemented, PDF documents which are not in PDF/A format will NOT be accepted. This standard addresses security and archival concerns and will be mandatory in the near future.
If you wish to know more about the PDF/A format, please visit these links:
CMECF Quick Links:
To e-pay your pro hac vice filing fee by credit card, file your motion and then do the following:
The court would like to make CM/ECF filers aware of certain security concerns relating to a software application or “plug-in” called RECAP, which was designed by a group from Princeton University to enable the sharing of court documents on the Internet.
Once a user loads RECAP, documents that he or she subsequently accesses via PACER are automatically sent to a public Internet repository. Other RECAP/PACER users are then able to see whether documents are available from the Internet repository. RECAP captures District and Bankruptcy Court documents, but has not yet incorporated Appellate Court functionality.
At this time, RECAP does not appear to provide users with access to restricted or sealed documents. Please be aware that RECAP is "open-source" software, which can be freely obtained by anyone with Internet access and modified for benign or malicious purposes, such as facilitating unauthorized access to restricted or sealed documents. Accordingly, CM/ECF filers are reminded to be diligent about their computer security practices to ensure that documents are not inadvertently shared or compromised.