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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Hon. Michael McShane, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

How to Configure Noticing

Step

Action

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After logging in to CM/ECF, click Utilities in the main menu.

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Under the Your Account heading, click on Update Your E-mail Address.

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On the left side of the screen, under the Primary e-mail address heading, click on your e-mail address.

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The configuration options will appear on the right side of the screen.

  • The registered user's primary e-mail address and a link entitled Update My Primary E-mail: The link will take the user to PACER account maintenance, where the primary e-mail address may be updated.
  • Should this e-mail address receive notices? Yes/No: This defaults to Yes. If changed to No the registered user will not receive NEFs.
  • Verify free look use when viewing NEF documents? Yes/No: If set to Yes, a popup requiring the user to verify viewing the document will appear every time the user accesses a free look via an NEF link. The purpose is to prevent spam scanners, bots, or similar from inadvertently using up the user's free look.
  • How should notices be sent to this e-mail address? Per Filing/Summary Report: Per filing will generate a notice for each filing in each of the user's cases added for noticing. Summary Report will send a daily summary of the day's filings each day. If Summary Report is selected, an additional option will appear that asks if the user wants to receive a "no activity" notice when no summary noticing occurs. If Yes, the Daily Summary Report email will include the message "no transactions found for this time period" if no activity occurs in the cases for which the user is configured to receive summary notices.
  • In what format should notices be sent to this e-mail address? HTML/Text: The default is HTML. It is recommended to leave the format as HTML because the link to the free look may not work as expected in a text only message.
  • Should this e-mail address receive general announcements from this court? Yes/No: From time to time the Court sends out e-mail messages to all users in the system for informational reasons. To opt out of these announcements, select No. The Court may override this selection if deemed necessary.

Case-specific options appear below the Configuration options. Here the user may add additional cases for noticing besides those in which the user is attorney of record or a self-represented e-filing party, view the cases for which they will receive NEFs, and add cases for which the user wishes to receive summary NEFs only.

How to Add Additional Cases for Noticing

Step

Action

1

After logging in to CM/ECF, click Utilities in the main menu.

2

Under the Your Account heading, click on Update Your E-mail Address.

3

Under Case-specific options on the right side of the screen, enter the case number for the case in which you wish to receive NEFs in the Add Additional Cases for Noticing field and click Find This Case.

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CM/ECF will reformat the case number if the case is found. Click Add case(s). The case will now appear in the list cases below.

How to Add Secondary E-Mail Addresses

Secondary e-mail addresses allow a registered user to receive NEFs at additional e-mail addresses aside from their primary e-mail address. Note: Clicking on a link in an NEF may result in PACER fees.

Step

Action

1

After logging in to CM/ECF, click Utilities in the main menu.

2

Under the Your Account heading, click on Update Your E-mail Address.

3

On the left side of the screen, under the Secondary e-mail addresses heading, click the add a new e-mail address.

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On the right side of the screen, begin typing the e-mail address in the box.

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For instructions on how to configure each secondary e-mail address, see 'How To Configure Noticing' above.

Maintaining Mailing Addresses

LR 83-10 requires registered users to keep their mailing addresses up to date. If the mailing address on a pleading does not match the Court's records, the Court will likely contact the registered user regarding the discrepancy.

Registered users' mailing addresses in their CM/ECF accounts are maintained from their PACER accounts. Only one mailing address may be associated with a CM/ECF account.

From the CM/ECF Maintain Your Account screen, the link "Edit Name and Address Information" redirects to PACER account maintenance. Alternatively, the user may go directly to PACER account maintenance.

Step

Action

1

After logging in with PACER credentials, select the Maintenance tab and click on Update Address Information.

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Complete the Update Address Information section.

3

If your entire law firm has relocated, check the box for applying the update to the entire firm:

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Select whether the new address is to be applied to Open, Closed, All, or None of the cases in which you have appeared.

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In the next section, Apply Updates to Selected Courts, you may apply the address change to PACER billing and some or all courts, just one court, or just PACER billing. For example, an attorney from Seattle who is admitted to both the Western District of Washington and the District of Oregon and who is practicing out of a satellite office in Portland for an Oregon case should update the Oregon District CM/ECF account with the Portland office address to match the pleadings in the case, but not the Washington Western CM/ECF account or the PACER billing address.

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Click Submit. The update will be sent to the court and processed by admissions staff, after which you will receive a confirmation e-mail from PACER.

1 Members of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon bar who were admitted before January 21, 2020, will see a fee payment due on this screen. Do not pay any bar admission fee unless instructed to do so by the Admissions Clerk.