Daniel E. O’Toole
& Clerk of Court
Paying Court Filing Fees Electronically
Effective Monday, September 16, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will implement a system to permit electronic payment (Pay.gov) of Court fees in Case Management /Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF).
CM/ECF system features linked with Pay.gov are available for use by attorneys on a temporary, optional basis until the system is further validated.
The features of Pay.gov include:
- Attorney admission payment;
- Payment for Certificates of Good Standing and Duplicate Admissions Certificates;
- Payment of copy fees, certification of documents, tapes of oral argument, microfiche copies;
- Submission; and payment of new cases (not NOAs filed at the district court level) including Agency Petition or Notice of Appeal; a Petition for Writ of; Mandamus; a Petition for Other Miscellaneous Writ; etc.;
- Payment of filing fees on previously opened cases.
Mandatory usage of Pay.gov with CM/ECF may occur within 90 days; Refer to the Court’s CM/ECF web page for further information.
New Form Available: Certificate of Service for CM/ECF
Form 30, Certificate of Service, is now available for e-filers to enable you to meet the certificate of service requirements.
Maximum File Size Increase
The maximum file size limitation has been increased from 20 Megabytes to 60 Megabytes per document upload. For information about PDF document file size management, please consult the CM/ECF User Guide.
CM/ECF Maintenance window notice
The CM/ECF system may be unavailable on the third Wednesday of each month* from approximately 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm EST for system updates and regular maintenance. We recommend that you do not attempt any CM/ECF transactions until the system maintenance is completed. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
(*The Jan 2014 maintenance window will be the fourth Wednesday of the month).
Lawyers' Lounge Open for Court Week
The court has established a Lawyers' Lounge on the first floor of the Tayloe House that will be open to counsel each morning during court week. See this flyer for more information.
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