On February 23, 2012, attorneys will be required to open civil cases in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado via ECF and provide payment via pay.gov. Other changes that will occur (some before February 23) include:
- The clerk’s office will no longer return your filed complaint via email. You will receive a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) when your case is opened.
- Summons forms, if provided, will be issued through ECF. You will receive a NEF with the summons and the magistrate consent form. A new event has been created for filing the civil summons called “Summons Request.” Please note you should use the national summons form, not the local form.
- The fee for filing an appeal may be paid online at the time of filing.
- A new event has been created for filing the corporate disclosure statement and entering corporate parents in CM/ECF.
- Instructions for opening a new case will be posted at http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/CMECF/CMECF.aspx.
- Training for attorneys and staff can be found at http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/CMECF/CMECF_TrnReg.aspx.
- The ECF Help Desk can be reached at (866) 365-6381 or (303) 335-2050.
Cases That Must Be Filed via Email and Will Be Opened by the Clerk’s Office
- Sealed (qui tam, etc.).
- Discovery motions in civil cases pending in another court.
- Petition to Quash an IRS summons.
- Petition for Judicial Assistance for Discovery from Foreign Tribunal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782.
- Petition to Perpetuate Testimony pursuant to Federal Rule 27.
- Petition to enforce administrative subpoenas or summons.
- Applications for civil seizure warrant.
- Application for warrants for inspection, entry and investigation or to determine need for and to undertake response action.
- Motions for Extension of Time to File Forfeiture Action.
- Filings of complaints and orders for appointment of receiver pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 7547.
- Request to issue subpoena pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
- Applications pursuant to 12 U.S.C. § 3409.
- Certifications of judgments from other districts.
Click here to read the full announcement from the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.