In versions 3.1 and above, CM/ECF users may file a document that includes a hyperlink to a previously filed document in the same case or to any other document in any other case that resides on the CM/ECF system, even in other courts. When the judge reads a memorandum reference to a declaration or deposition, a cross-document hyperlink in the memorandum can take the judge to that declaration or deposition. The hyperlink, as set by the filer, may link to the start of the document or to a specific page in the document. A filer can file a document that includes a hyperlink to a document that is being filed simultaneously (in the same docketing transaction) with the primary document (e.g., a Memo in Support of Summary Judgment may have hyperlinks to the attached documents that are part of the same docketing transaction).
Now, an automated tool is available for users of Microsoft Word, to automatically create cross-document hyperlinks to already filed documents in the CM/ECF system as a new document is being prepared for filing. This Add-In works in Word 2003 and above on both Windows XP and Vista.