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E-Rule 11: Notice and Entry of Court-Issued Documents

(a) Upon issuance of a notice, order, memorandum decision, opinion, entry of judgment, or mandate in a case assigned to CM/ECF, a notice of docket activity is automatically generated and transmitted to CM/ECF Users in the case. Electronic transmission of the notice of docket activity constitutes the notice and service required by Rules 36(b) and 45(c) of the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure. U.S. VET. APP. R. 36, 45.


(b) Unless a self-represented party or representative exempted by the Court from using CM/ECF elects otherwise, the Clerk will send a copy in paper form of any Court-issued documents to a party who is a Non CM/ECF User. See U.S. VET. APP. R. 45(c). A Non-CM/ECF User may elect to receive Court -issued documents via email by submitting written notification to the Clerk. The written notification may be submitted by mail, fax (to (202) 501-5848), or email (a self-represented party should use self-rep@uscourts.cavc.gov; a representative exempted by the Court from CM/ECF should use efiling@uscourts.cavc.gov.)


(c) Except as otherwise provided by the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure or a Court order, all actions of the Court relating to cases filed and maintained in the CM/ECF system will be filed electronically in accordance with these E-Rules, which will constitute entry on the docket maintained by the Clerk under Rule 45(b) of the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure. U.S. VET. APP. R. 45.


(d) A judicial order or other Court-issued document filed electronically without the original signature of a Judge or authorized Court personnel, but that includes an electronic signature, has the same force and effect as if the Judge or authorized Court personnel had signed a paper copy of the order.