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Western District of Tennessee - Document Filing System
The Federal Building in Memphis suffered significant flooding as a result of a pipe burst. The lower floors of the building are affected. The Clerk's Office will be closed to the public Monday through Wednesday, January 23-25, 2017. Courtroom proceedings for the Memphis judges will continue as scheduled. Counsel will be notified if the current schedule changes. The Grand Jury session scheduled for Tuesday will go forward.
The District Court's electronic docket system (CM/ECF) and PACER are available for filing and record retrieval. The court calendar is unavailable.
Starting on January 1, 2017, applications for general (not pro hac) admission should be filed in case 17-zz-9999, in accordance with our ECF Policies and Procedures, pages 9-10.
If you are filing a habeas corpus petition pursuant to 28 USC 2254 or 2241, please see Administrative Order 2016-31 for instructions on filing the state court record.
Microsoft Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, is not fully compatible with CM/ECF. In particular, Microsoft Edge is unable to display most PDFs from CM/ECF, and instead displays the error message Couldn't open PDF.
Instructions for changing your default browser can be found in this video: How to Change Your Default Browser in Windows 10.
Effective May 1, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee will be implementing new admisssion procedures for both regular and pro hac vice admission. Attorneys will register for a CM/ECF login prior to admission, and will pay admission fees via pay.gov in CM/ECF. See pages 9-10 of our ECF Policies and Procedures for new admission procedures.
Please be advised that effective October 1, 2011, the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee will be discontinuing its CM/ECF helpdesk telephone service. Kindly direct all helpdesk requests after October 1, 2011, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and the National Archives have issued new guidelines regarding scanned documents filed via CM/ECF.
The new guidelines recommend that documents be scanned at 300x300 dpi (dots per inch), in black and white. The old guidelines recommended that documents be scanned at 200x200 dpi.
For assistance with CM/ECF, email email@example.com.
Please visit our web site to obtain registration forms.
If you wish to practice filing electronically, please visit our training website.