Document Redaction

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FILER TO ENSURE FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE REDACTION REQUIREMENTS OF THE FEDERAL RULES.
 

You must review Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2, Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 49.1, and Local Rule 140 (Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2) (Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1) PRIVACY CONCERNS AND REDACTION prior to filing.

(Some helpful information on How to Redact is available here.)

Make sure you know whether documents you intend to file electronically contain any of the following information, and act accordingly:

  • Social Security Number and taxpayer identification numbers: Use only the LAST FOUR DIGITS.
  • Dates of Birth: Use only the year of birth.
  • Names of Minor Children: Use only the minor's initials.
  • Home Address: If a home address must be included, use only the city and state.
  • Financial Account Numbers: Identify the name or type of account and the financial institution where maintained, but use only the LAST FOUR DIGITS of the account number.
  • Follow any standing court order in a case with other sensitive information.

As always, exercise caution when filing documents that contain the following: driver's license numbers, medical records, employment history, individual financial information, and proprietary or trade secret information.

Refer to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2, Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 49.1, and Local Rule 140 (Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2) (Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1) PRIVACY CONCERNS AND REDACTION.

Transcripts

For 90 days after a transcript is filed, it will be viewable at the public terminal in the Clerk's Office Records Section. During this 90-day period, a copy of the transcript may be obtained from the court reporter or transcriber, and an attorney who obtains the transcript from the court reporter or transcriber will be given remote electronic access to the transcript through the CM/ECF system.

Within 5 business days from the date of filing of the transcript, parties may electronically file a Notice of Intent to Redact. A Request to Redact specifying page and line number of the required redaction(s) shall be filed within 21 days from the filing of the transcript. Responsibility for redacting rests solely with counsel and the parties. The Clerk will not review the transcripts for compliance. After the 90-day period has ended, the transcript will be available through PACER.   See the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy