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ECF Sample Registration Form

Notice to Attorneys

It is necessary to change your login access from 'read-only' to 'active user' for the purposes of filing your documents on ECF beginning May 17, 2004. Please note that you will only be required to review and submit this on-line registration one time. By reviewing and submitting this registration, your status will change to active. As an active user, you are agreeing to the details below. For record keeping purposes, a log will be kept of the date and time you have registered on-line. It is important that you review this agreement and press the submit button, not your staff.

When you are finished with your registration, please logout of ECF and log in again and your status will be changed.

Your current login and password will remain the same.

By submitting this account registration form on-line, I agree/consent to the following:

    1. I understand that the provisions of LR Rule 5.1, "Electronic Case Filing," the "Order Adopting Electronic Case Filing Procedures" signed by the Court on May 17, 2004, and the latest version of the court's Civil and Criminal ECF Procedures Guide for the District of Minnesota apply to electronic filing in this District and I agree to abide by all provisions set forth therein.

    2. I agree that the combination of the user login and password will serve as my signature for purposes of the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure. I further agree to protect the security of my password; if I believe it is being used without my permission, I will log onto ECF and change my password, as well as inform the clerk of court by telephone, of the misuse.

    3. I have read and understood the provisions of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, particularly as referenced in the civil and criminal Electronic Case Filing Procedures for the District of Minnesota, and I understand that the provisions of Rule 11 apply with full force and effect to documents filed using ECF.

    4. I agree to waive the provisions of Rule 77(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 49(c) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, providing for service of notice by mail, and I consent that such notice may be served by electronic transmission.

    5. All transmissions for electronic case filings of pleadings and documents to the ECF system shall be titled in accordance with the approved directory of civil and criminal events of the ECF system in a case in which an attorney is counsel of record or on any document which is construed as an entry of appearance in accordance with the Local Rules.

    6. The systems are for use only in cases designated by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The system may be used to file and view electronic documents and docket sheets.

    7. Registration as a Filing User constitutes: (1) consent to receive notice electronically and waiver of the right to receive notice by first class mail pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 77(d) and 5(b)(2)(D), and (2) consent to electronic service and waiver of the right to service by personal service or first class mail pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5(b)(2)(D), except with regard to service of a summons and complaint, which must be accomplished in accordance with Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

    8. A user accesses court information via the court.s Internet site or through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records ("PACER") Service Center. Although the court manages the procedures for electronic filing, all electronic public access to case file documents occurs through PACER. A PACER login is required in addition to the ECF password issued by the court. To registered for PACER, a user must complete the online form or submit a registration form, available on the PACER website ( ).

    Note: According to a memorandum from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts dated November 12, 2004, non-judiciary ECF users will be charged a fee of eight cents per page starting on January 1, 2005, to access electronic data such as docket sheets and case documents obtained remotely through the PACER system. A cap of thirty pages per document has been approved.

    The access fee does not apply to official recipients of electronic documents, i.e., parties legally required to receive service or to whom service is directed by the filer in the context of service under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Official recipients will receive the initial electronic copy of a document free to download as they see fit, but if they remotely access the document again, they will be charged seven cents a page.

    9. I understand and agree that it is my responsibility to change my e-mail address on-line under the Utilities button in ECF. Directions for doing so are available on the court's web site at

I Agree

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