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Randall R. Rader
Randall R. Rader
Chief Judge

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Daniel E. O’Toole
Circuit Executive
& Clerk of Court

202-275-8000717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20439
Room 401
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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Case Management/Electronic Case Files

SPECIAL CM/ECF MAINTENANCE NOTICE for april 11 and 14, 2014

The CM/ECF system will be unavailable for attorney filing on Friday, April 11, 2014 and Monday April 14, 2014 from 10:00 PM EDT to 11:00 PM EDT for system 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.

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.

For instructions on these new features, see How to Pay Court Fees Online Using Pay.gov or the CM/ECF User Guide.

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.

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.

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