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Electronic Case Filing

Effective February 3, 2014, all new civil cases filed by counsel will be filed electronically in CM/ECF. This procedure will become mandatory as of February 24, 2014. Until then, the Clerk's Office will continue to accept new civil cases filed on paper, if necessary. Please view On-Line Captivate Training Modules Electronic Civil Case Opening and Docketing a Complaint or Notice of Removal prior to e-filing your first new civil case (click on the ECF/PACER tab on the blue bar above, then under ECF Training, select On-Line Captivate Training Modules). Instruction manuals are also available (Please see Attorney Case Opening Manual and Guide to Entering Parties in CM/ECF). 06/28/12 - Effective July 16, 2012, the Northern District of Indiana will require online credit card payments, via CM/ECF, for the filing fees associated with civil and criminal notices of appeal. The payment module allows registered CM/ECF users to pay fees by credit card during electronic filing. Users are advised to read the information page, as well as General Order 2012-12 which describes the policy for refunding erroneously paid fees.

The new module in CM/ECF allows e-filers to pay filing fees by credit card over the internet.

Currently, may be used to pay the following types of filing fees:
  • The fee for a civil notice of appeal
  • The fee for a criminal notice of appeal
10/05/11 - PACER Fee Increase to Take Effect April 1
An increase in the electronic public access (EPA) fee, from 8 cents to 10 cents per page, will take
effect on April, 1, 2012.

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