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Initial Registration

Attorneys are required to file documents electronically per Local Rule B-5005-1. Attorneys must be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, either via standard admission or pro hac vice admission, and must be in good standing.

An e-filer registration request is now submitted to PACER at A registration form with an original signature is required to complete the registration process.

Maintaining or Changing Registration

All e-filers are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of their account information, including mailing and e-mail addresses.  Changes to account information are requested through PACER and processed by the Court. 

Attorneys who leave their current practices should contact the Court prior to submitting any changes through PACER if a large number of cases will remain with the current law firm.  As a safety precaution, attorneys should also change their passwords if they change law firms.  

Note:  Any change in user ID or password will not remove an attorney from a case or proceeding.  The appropriate pleading, such as a motion to withdraw, must be filed before an attorney will be removed from the case or proceeding and its distribution list.

History of Changes

02/01/2012 - Condensed the last two paragraphs into one to explain the difference between PACER and ECF.

07/12/2013 - Entire document revamped due to the new e-Registration on-line training program.

04/11/2014 - Removed references to General Orders since the local rules referenced as replacements are, in fact, in place.

03/28/2018 - Removed and updated language in Initial Registration section to state the CM/ECF registration is no longer sent to the court but to PACER.  Maintaining or Change Registration section was updated to state that CM/ECF account changes are conducted through PACER.  Updated language for NextGen (04/16/2018).

12/16/21 - Removed language regarding training requirement.