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Electronic Case Filing

Monday, October 26, 2009 — Fifth Circuit Clerk of Court

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2009



The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will begin offering electronic case filing (ECF) to attorneys on a voluntary basis in December 2009.

Please check the court=s ECF website at: for new information as it becomes available.

In preparation for ECF implementation in December, we are pleased to announce that attorneys may now register their user identification and address information for the Fifth Circuit ECF through the PACER Service Center. Attorneys can request a new account or update an existing account to add the Fifth Circuit at:

We will act on each request and will notify applicants when their account is approved. During the initial influx of requests, we ask for your patience because we will have a large number of accounts to review. However, we will process your requests as quickly as possible.

If attorneys do not already have a PACER account, they should apply for that as well. CM/ECF accounts are linked to their (or their firm

We also invite the public to register for


=s) PACER account so that only one login/password is required to use CM/ECF for filing or case review. Ainterested person@ accounts that do not provide filing privileges, but allow the user to receive notification in cases when filings are made. Follow the link above to register but select Aother@ instead of Aattorney@.