System Outage Notification
If you experience problems accessing or logging into the CM/ECF system during business working hours of Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. please contact:
CM/ECF HelpDesk Call:
Local Rule 134(c)
(c) Technical Failures. The Clerk's Office shall deem the District ECF site to be subject to a technical failure on a given day if the site is unable to accept filings continuously or intermittently over the course of any period of time greater than two hours after 2:00 p.m. on a given day. Known systems outages will be posted on the web site, if possible. CDs or other electronic media may be filed with the Clerk's office during a time of technical failure.
(1) Untimely Filings Due to District ECF Failure. A party may file on the next business day following the technical failure that is announced on the Court's website. If the technical failure is not announced on the Court's website, then the party must file the document as promptly as possible and seek appropriate relief from the Court.
(2) Service Required Despite Court's Technical Failure. If filing is impossible due to the District's ECF failure, counsel shall timely serve the document directly on all counsel in the action by e-mail, overnight delivery or other expeditious means appropriate to the circumstances.
(3) Failure at the Sender. Problems on the filer's end, such as phone line problems, problems with the filer's Internet Service Provider (ISP), or hardware or software problems, will not constitute a technical failure under these procedures nor excuse an untimely filing. A filer subject to mandatory electronic filing who cannot directly file a document electronically because of a technical problem on the filer's end must file the document electronically from another computer or in portable electronic format at the Clerk's Office. If electronic filing is not possible in any form, the party may file a paper document, shall annotate on the cover page that electronic filing was not possible because of technical reasons, and shall file electronically as soon as possible.
|CM/ECF Outage Log|
|Start Date / Time||End Date / Time||Explanation|
|May 10, 2014 - 8:00AM||May 11, 2014 - 8:00AM||Scheduled Maintenance|
|January 24, 2014 - 1:00pm||January 24, 2014 - 8:00pm||National System Outage|
|December 13, 2013 - 5:00pm||December 15, 2013 - 6:00pm||Version 6.1 Upgrade|
|November 9, 2013 - 7:00am||November 9, 2013 - 7:00am||Implementation of Pay.gov|
|September 29, 2014 - 11:30pm||September 30, 2014 - 6:30am||System Outage and Emergency Maintenance|
|October 24, 2014 - 7pm||October 26, 2014 - Midnight||Network Maintenance|