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District of Maryland - Document Filing System

The CM/ECF system will be unavailable on Sunday mornings from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for routine maintenance.

********** The District of Maryland is now using CM/ECF NextGen. Click HERE for more information. **********

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Pursuant to Local Rules 102.1.d and 202, the electronic filing of documents is only permitted in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the Court. Counsel are advised to consult the Court's CM/ECF procedure manuals prior to electronically filing any document in this Court to ensure they have complied with these requirements.

Civil Procedures Manual
Criminal Procedures Manual

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Protecting Privacy of Personal Information

This is a restricted government system for official judiciary business only. All activities on this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored or reviewed by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance, and appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By using this system or any connected system, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on this system. Any evidence of unlawful activity, including unauthorized access attempts, may be reported to law enforcement officials.

REMINDERS:

JUDGE'S COURTESY COPY - If the documents you are filing (main document plus all attachments) total 15 or more pages, you must submit a paper copy for the judge. Print the Notice of Electronic Filing receipt and affix it to the front of the paper copy of your document. The judge's courtesy copy should be received in the Clerk's Office within 48 hours of the electronic filing of the document. Please note that this requirement has been temporarily SUSPENDED for all First Step Act cases including petitions for compassionate release and responses thereto, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge in a particular case. For all other cases, counsel may request permission from the presiding judge not to submit paper courtesy copies due to burdens associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please see this Order for more information.

LENGTHY DOCUMENT - Excessively large documents, especially those that are scanned, may exceed the system’s per document capacity (30 megabytes). If your document exceeds 30 megabytes, the system will display an error message. If you have a very large document that exceeds the system's capacity, you must subdivide the document, appropriately identify each attachment (e.g., Exhibit A, Part 1; Exhibit A, Part 2, etc.), and file them separately. You must also submit a courtesy copy of the entire document for the judge (since it totals more than 15 pages).
Please note that the requirement for a courtesy copy has been temporarily SUSPENDED for all First Step Act cases including petitions for compassionate release and responses thereto, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge in a particular case. For all other cases, counsel may request permission from the presiding judge not to submit paper courtesy copies due to burdens associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please see this Order for more information.


10September2020

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