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E-Rule 3: Eligibility, Registration, Passwords

(a) All representatives before the Court must register as CM/ECF Users by reviewing the information supplied on the Court's Web site www.uscourts.cavc.gov and completing the appropriate registration form.


(b) A self-represented party may file a motion seeking leave to register as a CM/ECF User solely for purposes of that case. Only upon Court approval may a self-represented party file documents electronically. A self-represented party's CM/ECF User status will cease upon termination of the case or termination of the party's self-represented status.


(c) A pro bono limited appearance will have CM/ECF User status commencing at the time a motion for a stay of proceedings for the purpose of conducting case evaluation is filed. See U.S. Vet. App. R.5. Such CM/ECF User status will cease when any stay granted is lifted.


(d) Completion of the Court's CM/ECF Filer Registration constitutes consent to electronic service of all documents as provided in these E-Rules and Misc. Order 19-07.


(e) CM/ECF Users agree to protect the security of their passwords and immediately notify the CM/ECF Help Desk (202-418-3453) if they learn that their password has been compromised. CM/ECF Users may be sanctioned for failure to comply with this provision.


(f) A CM/ECF User who does not have any open cases with the Court and who desires to become inactive may withdraw from participation in CM/ECF. Withdrawal is accomplished by providing the Clerk with written notice (to efiling@uscourts.cavc.gov) of the intent to withdraw. See also E-Rule 2(e).


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