Notice of Electronic Availability of Civil and Criminal Case File Information Effective Date: November 1st , 2004 Revised November 14th , 2006 The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida accepts electronically filed pleadings and makes the content of these pleadings available on the court's Internet website via the Case Management/Electronic Case Files ("CM/ECF") system and/or PACER.1 Any subscriber to CM/ECF and/or PACER will be able to read, download, store, and print the full content of electronically filed documents. The clerk's office will not make electronically available documents that have been sealed or otherwise restricted by court order. You should not include sensitive information in any document filed with the court unless such inclusion is necessary and relevant to the case. You must remember that any personal information not otherwise protected will be made available over the Internet via CM/ECF and/or WebPACER. If sensitive information must be included, the following personal data identifiers must be partially redacted from the document, whether it is filed traditionally or electronically: Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, dates of birth, the names of minor children, and home addresses of parties. Disclosure of financial account and real property information in public electronic records, as is necessary to properly identify property in foreclosure and forfeiture proceedings, is an allowable exception. In compliance with the E-Government Act of 2002, a party wishing to file a document containing the personal data identifiers specified above may (a) file an unredacted document under seal, or (b) file a reference list under seal. The court may, however, still require the party to file a redacted copy for the public file. In addition, exercise caution when filing documents that contain the following: 1. Personal identifying number, such as driver's license number; 2. Medical records, treatment and diagnosis; 3. Employment history; 4. Individual financial information; and 5. Proprietary or trade secret information. Counsel are strongly urged to share this notice with all clients so that an informed decision about the inclusion of certain materials may be made. If a redacted document is filed, it is the sole responsibility of counsel and the parties to be sure that all pleadings comply with this notice requiring redaction of personal data identifiers. Likewise, counsel and the parties will be solely responsible for any unredacted documents filed. The Clerk's Office will not review documents for compliance with this notice, seal on its own motion documents containing personal identifiers, or redact documents, whether filed electronically or on paper.
Remote electronic access to pleadings filed in civil social security cases is limited to counsel of record and court staff. Non-parties have direct access to the pleadings on file at the Clerk's Office