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Case Management/Electronic Case Files
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 May 2013 and Jan 2014 maintenance windows will be the fourth Wednesday of the month).
E-Filing is Open to All Registered Filers
Notice of Final Rule Change to Federal Circuit Rule 25 and the Administrative order regarding electronic case filing Effective May 17, 2012
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 are 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.
URGENT! Because of the known security issues with earlier updates of Java 7, it is recommended that all users update to Java 7 Update 17 click here.
NEW! You may encounter an issue with launching the docketing menu with the latest Mac OS (10.7 or 10.8) and Java 1.7. The problem appears to be a result of a Mac/Java 1.7 64-bit VM change in the way the Mac identifies the current active window. After the application is launched, you should minimize and then maximize the startup window before selecting a menu item from the top navigation bar, e.g. Filing > File a Document. If you remain on the same window, there is no need to minimize and maximize the window again before selecting another menu. However, if focus is placed on another menu selection, e.g. PACER reports or another utility is selected, then navigating back to the original menu may require you to minimize and maximize the window again.
In June, Apple released Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9, which brings Mac Java up-to-date with the latest revision, and also automatically configures web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Because of this, a Mac user who installs OS X Update 9 will have to re-enable the Java applet.
Instructions for doing this can be found at Apple's link here:
More information can be found at this Apple link:
CM/ECF Help Desk
Hours of operation for helpdesk assistance are 9:00am – 5:00pm EST