From the above list, note the different categories and the actual event name below the categories.
It is important to learn the concept behind the different categories to facilitate the selection of the
current event when docketing a pleading.
The following list contains useful information for the success of docketing within
CM/ECF:
Other information to become familiar with before docketing:
a.
Attorneys must log in to file pleadings.
b.
Person filing is responsible for
redacting
personal information from the documents before it is e-
filed to the Court. NOA, Petition, Copy of BVA dec, ROP, DR, ROA are automatically locked –
attorneys associated with the case must log in to view document
c.
All pleadings must be e-filed by attorneys using CMECF, except for NOAs and Petitions and other
case opening documents. (declaration, notice of appearance if with NOA/Petition, fee agreement if
with NOA/Petition)
d.
All pleadings must be e-filed individually. Ex: Mot for leave and mot for extension (First example)
are two separate filings/docketing events.
e.
Must be an attorney for the case to file a pleading.
f.
Must fill out an exemption form if attorney cannot e-file and the Clerk of the Court will decide to
allow an exemption or not.
g.
Only pro se appellants (and very few attorneys exempt from efiling) may file by paper/fax.
h.
Check the courts website for news and updates
Step 2: Login to the Court’s Efiling Website
Let’s login to the CM/ECF Application in preparation for the first example of docketing a Motion for
Leave. Open your browser and either select it from your Favorites or type in the following URL in the
address bar
and press Enter.
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