Court Technology Committee Updates on CM/ECF
Today's meeting of the Court Technology Committee updated court staff and attorney representatives on the status of CM/ECF:
Training Trainers: Over 25 trainers have been trained, with another 26 scheduled to be trained next week. The trainers have already trained many attorneys and staff in their firms and agencies.
Law Firm Issues: Law firms report several issues in moving to CM/ECF.
- Attorneys want the ability to change their district court CM/ECF password to coincide with their bankruptcy CM/ECF password.
- Attorneys and staff express less motivation to learn to efile if the system is not mandatory. Trainers are told, "We already know how to file paper, so lets keep doing that." One agency has made efiling mandatory for the agency.
- Filers want to know if they must use the notice of conventional filing on all paper filings made after they are registered to e-file.
- Attorneys and staff wonder why courtesy copies of dispositive motions are required. "Judges have printers."
- One filer was told that all pages in a memorandum and exhibits must be consecutively numbers under DUCivR10-1(a).
Court staff will research all these issues and provide responses.Attorney Registration:
70 attorneys are registered filers. So far, 11 documents have been filed by attorney filers.Attorney Training:
Attorneys and staff are signing up for training in August and September. Sessions are currently scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from August 9 through September 29, 2005. Attorneys from interested firms should contact Krysta at 801-524-6146 or via e-mail
to register for a session.Pro Hac Vice Attorneys
who are registered filers in other districts may register to file in Utah after August 1, 2005.Credit Card payments
for some fees may be accepted by the Utah CM/ECF system after January 1, 2006. The court is preparing for this additional feature.