Appellate Courts Move to CM/ECF
According to the Federal Court Management Report for December 2007, the Eighth Circuit is leading as Courts of Appeal move to CM/ECF.
"The Eighth Circuit began accepting most attorney-filed documents using ECF in June 2007. In less than six months, the court registered over 5,000 attorneys and has had nearly 2,000 attorneys file documents in ECF. No other court has plans to go live on ECF before 2008, but five courts met in St. Louis at the end of November for an ECF Workshop where they reviewed the experience of the 8th Circuit and discussed ECF best practices and lessons learned. Version 2.0 of the appellate software was delivered on schedule on October 1, 2007, and it already has been installed in two of the four courts of appeals. Work has just begun on Version 2.1 which will be released to the courts in October 2008."
The Tenth Circuit has been using CM/ECF internally as its filing system since September 4, 2007. The policy changes for the Tenth Circuit implicated by this change are listed in a document
on the court's web site at http://www.ck10.uscourts.gov/downloads/CM_notice_to_counsel.pdf
"While this conversion will not involve attorney/litigant filing, it is the first step towards that transition."
In addition, the Tenth Circuit has posted its rules changes
necessitated by CM/ECF at http://www.ck10.uscourts.gov/downloads/generalorder-efile.pdf