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General

Please note that you may e-file at any time, but CM/ECF support (ECF Support Desk) is only offered Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST, excluding court holidays. No after hours support is available. When relevant, please include the Case Number and the Judge’s initials in the Subject: line of all e-mails to the court.

All admitted attorneys are required to register to file electronically and are required to update their e-mail addresses, mailing address, and phone number online by logging into CM/ECF. In order to receive your Notices of Electronic Filing on your cases, you must ensure that your e-mail addresses are up-to-date at all times.

If you are unable to log into CM/ECF to update your record, please complete the E-mail Notification Update Form and e-mail a copy to the help desk and mail original to the address at the bottom of the form.

CM/ECF Help Desk.

Attorneys and other recipients the attorney has designated to receive e-mail notices are sent e-mail using the bcc (blind carbon copy) address field. The e-mail will be addressed to “cmecf_notices@txwd.uscourts.gov” and the e-mail will be from “txw_usdc_notice@txwd.uscourts.gov“. Attorneys must ensure these addresses are not blocked or marked as spam. Attorneys are also responsible for ensuring their e-mail box does not become full and cause e-mail notices to be rejected.

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Privacy Policy

In accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002, and in order to promote electronic access to case files while also protecting personal privacy, rules providing protection for case file records took effect on December 1, 2007.

Parties should either exclude sensitive information in any documents filed with the court, or partially redact such sensitive information where inclusion is necessary and relevant to the case. All filers are encouraged to reference the Amended Privacy Policy and Public Access to Electronic Files, which details the rules of this court regarding redaction of personal identifiers.

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