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ATTORNEY ADMISSIONS IN 2014

Starting on January 1, 2014, applications for general (not pro hac) admission should be filed in case 14-zz-9999, in accordance with our ECF Policies and Procedures, pages 9-10.

CIVIL FILING FEE INCREASE ON MAY 1

On May 1, 2013, the fee for filing a new civil case will increase to $400.

NEW ATTORNEY ADMISSION PROCEDURES - MAY 1, 2012

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.

INCREASE IN PACER FEES APRIL 1, 2012

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized an increase in the fee charged for access to PACER documents from $.08 per page to $.10 per page. The fee change will take effect April 1, 2012. Press Release

DISCONTINUATION OF CM/ECF HELPDESK PHONELINE

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 cmecfhelpdesk@tnwd.uscourts.gov. Thank you.

NOTICE TO FILERS OF NEW COMPLAINTS

As of October 4, 2010, complaints and other case-initiating documents are no longer to be filed in the shell case 10-zz-9999. Instead, you must first open a new civil case via Civil -> Open a Civil Case. Instructions for case opening can be found at http://www.tnwd.uscourts.gov/pdf/content/CaseOpeningManual.pdf. After the case has been opened and the complaint filed, the Clerk's Office will assign a judge to the case.

NOTICE OF NEW SCANNING GUIDELINES

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

For assistance with CM/ECF, email cmecfhelpdesk@tnwd.uscourts.gov.

Please visit our web site to obtain registration forms.

If you wish to practice filing electronically, please visit our training website.


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