First Day Shakeout
No signficant mishaps
on the first day of public CM/ECF operations. However, two e-mail related issues
may require the attention of law firm technical staff. All e-mails directed to one large office bounced -- because CM/ECF e-mail recipients are shown as "bcc" recipients. Many mail filters block "bcc" e-mail as suspected spam
. Another large office reported that all the Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs) it received were stripped of links. No links to case dockets and no links to documents filed. Apparently, the e-mail security software at that office stripped the hyperlinks from the NEFs
. Court MIS staff is working with these offices to resolve the problems.Court staff were enthusiastic
about the CM/ECF system. "Notices of hearing are so easy to send." "Docket text orders save a lot of time." "Its simple to docket orders in chambers."
Chambers are comparing
notes on the use of summary NEFs
-- that combine all NEFs for a day in a single e-mail with discrete NEFs
on each filing. The discrete NEFs can be managed individually, while the summary NEFs are much more brief.