Sunday, January 19, 2020

Information and Resources

Except as specified otherwise in the Court's ECF Policies and Procedures or by court order, all papers (not simply cases) filed with the Eastern District of Michigan after November 30, 2005, must be filed electronically. To file electronically, an attorney must have an ECF login and password issued by the Court.

Judge's Courtesy Copy Policy

One "courtesy" or "chambers copy" of all dispositive motion papers, as defined in E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(e)(1)(A), (including responses and replies) and all accompanying exhibits must be submitted directly to the judge's chambers on paper. Any exhibits must be properly tabbed and all papers firmly bound, usually along the left margin ("book-style"). Good practice requires that in appropriate cases, relevant portions of lengthy documents be highlighted. A printed copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing must be attached to the front of the paper.

The chambers copy must be sent via first class mail the same day the document is e-filed, unless it relates to a court proceeding scheduled within the next five days or otherwise requires the immediate attention of the Court, in which case the chambers copy must be hand-delivered to chambers not later than the morning of the next business day after the document is e-filed.

Approved: January 8, 2007.
Amended: March 1 2010.

Court Bar Membership, ECF Registration and Training

Electronic Filing Policies


ECF Newsletters

May 2014 In this issue: Tips for E-filing Success, Forgot Your Login and Password?, Is it Discovery?, E-Filing Vs. Submitting, Currently Supported Internet Browsers, Comments and Questions
October 2013 In this issue: Check Dockets on the Go, Coming Soon, Doing Business As?, Social Security Appeals, Waiver of Answers, Resetting Your Password, Entering Municipalities, Cannot Select All Parties, Has Your Contact Information Changed?, Notice Regariding E-Filing Non-Compliance, Does your Party have a Title?, Comments and Questions
February 2013 In this issue: Attorney Withdrawals Require Order, Save Your Documents, Discovery Continues to be #1 E-Filing Error, Non-Compliance Review, Adobe Displays Blank Document
September 2012 In this issue: CM/ECF Upgrade, Lost or forgotten password?, Proposed Order Error, New Civil Case Statistical Information Reminder, Emails from the Court, Discovery, Adding Parties, Finding the Correct Event, Password Management