Rules of Practice and Procedure effective September 15, 2011 - page 4

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RULE 1. SCOPE OF RULES
(a)
Scope.
These Rules, as supplemented by the E-
Rules specifically applicable to submissions for the Case
Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system, govern
practice and procedure in the U.S. Court of Appeals for
Veterans Claims (the Court), a court of national jurisdiction.
The
E-Rules
are
also
on
our
website
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(b) Effect on Court's Jurisdiction.
Neither these
Rules nor the E-Rules extend or limit the jurisdiction of the
Court.
(c)
CM/ECF/Non-CM/ECF Electronic Filing.
Absent a waiver from the Clerk of the Court (Clerk),
filing through the CM/ECF system is mandatory for all
representatives (as defined by Rule 46).
See
E-Rules 2 and 3.
Represented parties who have registered to participate in filing
through CM/ECF are called CM/ECF Users. For CM/ECF
Users, if there is any conflict between these Rules and the E-
Rules, the E-Rules apply.
Self-represented parties and others exempted by the
Court from filing through CM/ECF are called Non-CM/ECF
Users. Non-CM/ECF Users may submit documents
electronically by email or facsimile, if properly formatted.
See
Rule 25(b) (Method and Timeliness). Where applicable in
these Rules, the corresponding E-Rule has been cited.
RULE 2. SUSPENSION OF RULES
On its own initiative or on a party's motion, the Court
may suspend any provision of these Rules and otherwise order
proceedings as it sees fit.
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