Electronic Case Filing System Attorney Registration Form. This is a West Virginia form and can be use in District Court Federal.
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Revised 2/26/2007 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA ELECTRONIC CASE FILING SYSTEM ATTORNEY REGISTRATION FORM Please Type or Print This form shall be used to register for accounts on this Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system. Registered attorneys and other participants will have privileges to electronically submit documents and, through PACER (see page 2, item 4), to view and retrieve electronic docket sheets and documents from cases assigned to the CM/ECF system. The following information is required for registration: Full Name (as it appears on court documents): ___________________________________________________________ Last Four Digits of Social Security Number: ____________ Attorney Bar Number and State:_________________________ Firm Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Firm Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number: _______________________________ Your Internet E-Mail Address: FAX Number:____________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Additional E-Mail Addresses: ________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Does your e-mail software support HTML messages? Yes: ________ No: ________ Date and Place of CM/ECF training: ___________________________________________________________________ District(s) in which you have been filing electronically for 6 months or more: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ By submitting this registration form, the undersigned agrees to abide by the following rules: 1. Each attorney seeking to file pleadings or other papers electronically must complete and sign an Attorney Registration Form. An attorney’s password issued by the Court, combined with the user’s identification (login), serves as and constitutes the attorney’s signature. Therefore, an attorney must protect and secure the password issued by the Court. If there is any reason to suspect the password has been compromised in any way, such as resignation or reassignment of the person to whom the attorney has given authority to use the password, it is the duty and responsibility of the attorney to immediately change his/her password and notify the Court. 2. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, every pleading, written motion, and other paper shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in the attorney's individual name, or, if the party is not represented by an attorney, shall be signed by the party. The electronic filing of a pleading, motion, or other paper by an attorney who is a registered participant in CM/ECF shall constitute the signature of that attorney under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11. 3. Registration as a Filing User constitutes: (1) consent to receive notice electronically and waiver of the right to receive notice by first class mail pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5(b)(2)(D); (2) consent to electronic service and waiver of the right to service by personal service 1 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com or first class mail pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5(b)(2)(D), except with regard to service of a summons and complaint. Waiver of service and notice by first class mail applies to notice of the entry of an order or judgment. Notice by electronic means is complete as set forth in the Standing Orders and Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing of this Court. 4. A filing user accesses court information via the Court’s Internet site or through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) Service Center. Although the Court manages the procedures for electronic filing, all electronic public access to case file documents occurs through PACER. A PACER login is required in addition to the login and password issued by the Court. To register for a PACER account, complete the online form or submit a registration form, available on the PACER web site at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov. 5. By signing and submitting this registration, the undersigned agrees to abide by all of the rules and regulations in the most recent General Order, Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing currently in effect, and any changes or additions that may be made to such Administrative Procedures in the future. 6. To be issued a login and password, you must (1) complete in-house training at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston or any other U. S. District Court in the nation, OR (2) complete an on-line tutorial, OR (3) have at least six months experience using CM/ECF. Out-of-state attorneys who are not m em bers of the W est Virginia State Bar: You m ust com ply with the Adm inistrative Procedures for this Court and the Local Rules for Attorney Adm ission to obtain a login and password. The login and password will be tem porary, for use in specified cases, and you m ust have local counsel associated with each case. Additionally, please provide the following inform ation: Have you com pleted CM/ECF training in any U. S. District Court? Yes: ________ No: ________ If yes: Court/District: _______________________________________________________________ Date of training: _____________________________________________________________ W ho is your local counsel? _____________________________________________________________________ For participation in which case are you seeking a CM/ECF login and password? ____________________________ Please return completed form to: _____________________ Date United States District Court Southern District of West Virginia Attn: District CM/ECF Registration/Rebecca A. Proctor 300 Virginia Street East, Room 2400 Charleston, WV 25301 _____________________________________________________ Attorney Signature We will e-mail your login and password to you at your e-mail address listed on page 1 of this form. 2 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkflow.com