Daniel E. O’Toole
& Clerk of Court
202-275-8000717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20439
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Case Management/Electronic Case Files
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.
NOTICE OF CALENDARING CHANGE
Counsel should be aware that the procedure for issuing the notice of calendaring has changed. A PDF of the notice will no longer be attached to the event, instead a link to the notice of calendaring is included in the docket text. Additionally, a notice of calendaring will not be separately issued for each case. The notice is sent for cases set before the same panel, day and courtroom. The first case appears in the subject line of the NDA. Review the NDA to find the additional cases to which the notice pertains listed at the end of the docket text (see the example).
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).
E-FILING IS OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED USERS
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit adopts the revised Federal Circuit Rule 25 (a) (b, 1 and 2) and the Administrative Order. Both the revised Rule 25 and the Administrative Order were effective on May 17, 2012 and apply to all Electronic Case Filing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for cases opened or reinstated after March 1, 2012.
CM/ECF User Guide (Updated 2/26/14)
CM/ECF Events and Reliefs List
Federal Circuit Rule 25
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CM/ECF Help Desk
Hours of operation for helpdesk assistance are 9:00am – 5:00pm EST