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Attorneys now can hyperlink in e-filing in Southern District

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Reference materials in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana are now just a click away. Attorneys may use active hyperlinks within e-filed documents.

The court posted notice Friday on its website about the availability of hyperlinking.

"When utilized by attorneys, hyperlinks in briefs and other court filings will provide quick, easy, and pinpoint access to particular sections of a case, specific page numbers, or to specific filings in the court's record. Hyperlinking will allow Judges to quickly and easily review case-supporting materials,” the notice says.

The court will also issue documents with active hyperlinks, which will be available via the Notice of Electronic Filing email system. Even though attorneys can utilize the one “free look” to the e-filed documents associated with the NEF – accessing other CM/ECF hyperlinked documents contained within the main document will be subject to normal PACER fees, and any hyperlinks to Westlaw or LexisNexis citations will require attorneys to log in to those services.

The notice encourages attorneys to check each judge’s practices and procedures to see if hyperlinks are a requirement.

This announcement comes two months after the Southern District launched a pilot program allowing the court and attorneys to include active hyperlinks within e-filed and court-issued documents. 

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