Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 17

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postmark. Otherwise the Clerk shall use the actual date
of receipt for filing purposes.
(B) A document submitted through the U.S. Postal
Service by a self-represented party who is an inmate
confined in an institution is timely filed if the document
is deposited in the institution's internal mail system
within the time specified for filing and is accompanied
by evidence showing the date of deposit and stating that
first-class postage has been prepaid.
(2)
Fax
. Submissions by fax shall be faxed to the
Clerk of the Court at (202) 501-5848.
(A) The Clerk shall use the actual date of receipt
for filing purposes.
(B) Faxed documents shall be preceded by a cover
sheet showing the sender's name, address, and
telephone and fax numbers; the Court case number, if
one has been assigned, and caption; and the number of
pages being sent.
(3)
Email
.
(A) CM/EFC Users. A Notice of Appeal, petition for
extraordinary relief, or a notice of appearance, fee agreement,
or declaration of financial hardship submitted concurrently
therewith, may be submitted as an attachment to an email to the
Clerk at
All documents
attached to emails must be in pdf format, have at the top the
names of the parties, and bear an electronic signature. Also,
the subject line of the email forwarding the document should
include the name of the document (e.g., Notice of Appeal) and
the names of the parties.
See
E-Rule 1(a)(2) and (9)
(Definitions) and E-Rule 10 (Electronic Signatures). No other
documents may be submitted by email. The Clerk shall use the
actual date of receipt for filing purposes.
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