Effective June 1, 2012, the Local Rules of the US District Court Central District will be amended. Many of these amendments have to do with the requirements for e-filing, paper filing, e-service, etc., but others involve effecting service, filing documents under seal, chambers' copies of orders, etc. For instance, note the following:
L.R. 5-3.3 Service of Documents Filed Electronically. Upon the electronic filing of a document, a “Notice of Electronic Filing” (“NEF”) is automatically generated by the CM/ECF System and sent by e-mail to all attorneys in the case who are registered as CM/ECF Users and have consented to electronic service. (See L.R. 5-4.1.3.) Service by this electronic NEF constitutes service pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure for all attorneys who have consented to electronic service.
L.R. 5-4.7.3 Court Orders. Any order or other Court-issued document filed electronically without the original signature of a judge or clerk has the same force and effect as if the judge or clerk had signed a paper copy of the order.
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