United States District Court
ELECTRONIC CASE FILE SYSTEM (ECF) REGISTRATION
Beginning January 3, 2005, all attorneys must file documents electronically and all case files in the Eastern District will be maintained in electronic format. All attorneys previously admitted to practice in the court must complete this registration. Attorneys not yet admitted to practice in the Eastern District must complete the form Petition by Attorney for Admission ECF Registration Consent to Electronic Service available here. A login and password will be issued once this petition and fee are processed.

ATTORNEY INFORMATION
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After filling in the following registration form, please read and accept the
CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC SERVICE below
ATTORNEY NAME:
(First*) (Middle)    (Last*)  (Generation)
 
 
 
 
CA STATE BAR #*:
or Pro Hac Vice Fed Govt
FIRM NAME*:
ADDRESS*:
 
CITY*:
STATE*:
  ZIP CODE*:  
VOICE PHONE*:
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FAX PHONE:
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INTERNET E-MAIL*:
ADDITIONAL E-MAIL(s):
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ECF REGISTRATION AND CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC SERVICE

Beginning January 3, 2005, all cases filed and pending in the Eastern District of California will be
subject to electronic filing, service (ECF) and electronic case storage procedures (CM). This
form shall be used to register for accounts on the Court's Electronic Case File (ECF) system
which permits electronic filing.

By submitting this registration form, I understand:

1.  Registration herein is for ECF use only in cases proceeding in the U.S. District Court for
the Eastern District of California.

2.  Each attorney who is a member of the Eastern District bar must complete an Attorney
Registration Form. An attorney's password issued by the court combined with the attorney's
identification (login), serves as and constitutes the attorneys signature. Therefore, an
attorney/participant must protect and secure the password issued by the court. If there is any
reason to suspect the password has been compromised in any way, such as use of the
password by a person not authorized by an attorney to do so, or resignation or reassignment of
the person with authority to use the password, it is the duty and responsibility of the
attorney/participant to immediately notify the court. The court will immediately delete the
password from the electronic filing system and issue a new password.

3.  Unless an attorney expressly declines to consent (see below), registration as a Filing
User constitutes: (1) consent to receive service electronically and waiver of the right to receive
service by first class mail pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5(b)(2)(D); (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). Note: Service of Summons and
Complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4 are not encompassed by
electronic service. Waiver of service and notice by first class mail applies to notice of the entry
of an order or judgment. Service by electronic means is complete upon transmission of the
Notice of Electronic Filing.

4.  A user accesses court information via the court's Internet site or through the Public
Access to Court Electronic Records ("PACER") Service Center. PACER involves a separate,
free registration. 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 password issued by the court. To register for PACER, a user must complete the
online form or submit a registration form, available on the PACER website
(http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov).

5.  By this registration, I understand that the specific procedures which control electronic
filing can be found initially, as "CM/ECF Final Procedures," and later in the Local Rules and
CM/ECF User's Manual, all of which can be accessed on the Court's website. Please
periodically access these Procedures, Rules and Manual in order to understand electronic filing
requirements, and any changes which may be later implemented. Serious and/or sustained
failure to abide by those procedures may result in a termination of electronic filing privileges
which are a prerequisite to Eastern District bar membership.


* I accept the above rules and guidelines. (To submit you must check this box.)

Notice Regarding Non-Consent to Electronic Service.

An attorney may expressly forego consenting to service and receipt of filed documents by electronic service pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5(b)(2)(D). This decision not to consent must be by separate document in writing addressed to the Office of the Clerk. Parties not consenting to electronic service must serve and be served by the other methods specified in Rule 5.

The court strongly urges that all attorneys consent to serve and receive service of filed documents by means of electronic service. There is no significant downside to such consent and universal participation in electronic service will benefit all concerned. Failure to consent to electronic service does not relieve attorneys of the obligation to file documents electronically when required to do so or otherwise abide by CM/ECF procedures.