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CM/ECF Newsletter

The CM/ECF Newsletter provides filing tips, court news and other information. To subscribe, contact ECF Support ( To guarantee delivery, please make sure to add our email address to your safe list.

Current Issue
New District Judge, New and Updated CM/ECF Events, Top Attorney Filing Issues, and more. 

Past Issues

April 2023
New Magistrate Judge, Updated LCRs, Updated CM/ECF Filing Procedures.

Jan 2023
New Chief Judge, Judicial Nominations, Proposed Amendments to LCRs, 2023 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, Amended FRCP: Supplemental Rules for Social Security Actions, and more. 

Oct 2022
Court Operations under COVID-19, Proposed Updated FRCPs, Judicial Nominations, Removal Jury Demand, How to Add Secondary Emails, and more. 

July 2022
Court Operations under COVID-19, 2022 9th Circuit Civics Contes, CM/ECF Training Survey, Check PDF Utility, Cross Motions and Multi-Plaintiff Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.

April 2022
Court Operations under COVID-19, New Judges, and Updated Local Civil Rules.

January 2022
Court Operations under COVID-19, 2022 9th Circuit Civics Contest, New Judges, Proposed Local Civil Rules, Chrome and ECF, and more.

October 2021
Court Operations under COVID-19, 2021 9th Circuit Civics Contest, Holiday Schedule, CM/ECF Upgrade, and more.

July 2021
COVID opperations, Judicial Nominations, Updated CM/ECF Events, Filing Tips and more.

April 2021
General Orders re Court Operations, New Clerk of Court, New Magistrate Judge, Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, Filing Tips, and more.

January 2021
Filing Fee changes, New transcript order form, Legal advice, Selecting a filer in a criminal case, and more.

November 2020
COVID-19, Intake drop box, E-filing News, Pro Se corner, and more.

June 2019
Filing Exhibits, Local Rule changess, NextGen, Redaction, and more.

November 2018
New Magistrate Judge, Sealed Documents, Next Gen is Coming, Administrative Records, Upcoming Holiday Closures, Joining a Case vs Joining a Motion, and more.

July 2018
Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Finalists, Proper Procedure for Removing a Case From State Court, Adding Parties, Entering Statistical Case Date During Case Opening

February 2018
Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, Requesting Jury Demands, Judicial Institute, Filing Amended Complaints

July 2017
Ninth Circuit Contest, Judicial Institute, New Civil Case Opt-Out Consent Procedures

February 2017
Ninth Circuit Contest, Proposed Amendments to Local Civil Rules, ECF Training, New Social Security Administrator

October 2016
Judicial Institutes, New Magistrate Judge Selected, Upcoming Training, Important Reminders

May 2016
Microsoft Edge, Amendments to Local Civil Rules, Upcoming Training, Redaction of Filings

January 2016
Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, Updates to Attorney's Civil Case Opening Guide, Filing Reminders, Magistrate Judge Selected, and bBnch & Bar CLE Presentation

November 2015
Judicial Institute for High School Teachers, Updates on the Next Generation Release of CM/ECF, Filing Tips and Recently Issued General Orders