Tenth Circuit Moves To Electronic Filing
A General Order
from the Tenth Circuit (March 18, 2009) marks the Circuit's move to electronic filing. " On March 31, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will transition to voluntary ECF. On June 1, 2009, ECF will become mandatory for counsel of record." CBTs (Computer Based Training modules) for Tenth Circuit e-filing can be found at: http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/clerk/ecf_training.php
. A User's Manual, training registration and other materials are available on the court's website. http://www.ck10.uscourts.gov/
Progress has been remarkable. The bar has already docketed and uploaded 313 documents.
District Courts have already begun transmitting an electronic record on appeal (ROA). In 2007 the court received approximately 900 hardcopy ROAs. In 2008, 585 electronic ROAs and 413 hardcopy were filed. As of April 2009, 303 electronic and only 59 hardcopy ROAs were filed. The majority of the 59 hardcopy ROAs are habeas pro se matters.