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Beginning on Monday, January 5, 2015, the Federal Circuit's Clerk's Office will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.  The CM/ECF Helpdesk (ecfhelp@cafc.uscourts.gov) will also be staffed during these same hours.

In compliance with Judicial Conference Policy on access to case information, the Daily Disposition Sheet listing orders and opinions will be discontinued as of December 29, 2014. All opinions and orders are issued by the Court through PACER between 9 and 11 a.m. weekdays and are publicly available through PACER in accordance with the Judicial Conference Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule. Opinions and selected orders are also available free of charge on the court's web site, at http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/search/report.html. Instructions for accessing opinions and orders through the website and PACER are available here.

New Practice Notes to accompany Rules 4, 15, and 27 are available here.

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 July 2015 and June 2016 maintenance windows will be the fourth Wednesday of the month).

Access to case information and documents in cases docketed prior to March 1, 2012 is now available on PACER. Using our “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link, you again have access to cases filed from 1996 through February 2012. Case information and documents docketed after March 1, 2012 are available through CM/ECF PACER. Applicable PACER fees apply to both data sources.

Before searching for a case from the “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link, check CM/ECF PACER. If the case is found in CM/ECF PACER, that source will have up-to-date information. The “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link only contains information docketed prior to March 1, 2012 and it is not updated.