Federal court amends rules to reflect changes to electronic filing system

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Out-of-jurisdiction attorneys will have two ways to apply for pro hac vice admission to the Southern Indiana District Court under a series of amendments being made to accommodate an upgrade to the electronic filing system.

Effective July 1, lawyers seeking admission to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana can either apply through PACER on their own behalf or have the attorney of record in the case file a motion requesting the court admit the new attorney pro hac vice. The lawyers will have to request access to the court’s Electronic Case Filing System.

The court issued a public notice of the amendments this month and explained in a footnote that the modifications are being made to “reflect procedural changes associated with the court’s adoption of the NextGen CM/ECF system.”

Additional amendments require attorneys to keep their PACER information updated.

An attorney who changes his or her contact information must update PACER within five business of the change and file a Notice of Change of Attorney Information form in each of the attorney’s pending cases.

Also, any attorney whose login credentials for the ECF system have been compromised must notify the clerk immediately and immediately change his or her login credentials in PACER.

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