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Notice Regarding Email Failures

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Effective April 1, 2012

The Clerk’s office for the Middle District of Louisiana spends a considerable amount of time each day following up on bounced back emails from the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF). The bounced back emails relate to filings posted to CM/ECF which occur as a result of counsel’s failure to update their email addresses.

As directed by LcvR 11.1 and the Administrative Procedures for Filing Electronic Documents, counsel and pro se litigants have a continuing obligation to apprize the court of any address change. Whenever an electronic filer’s email address changes, the user is to update their CM/ECF user account to show the new email address. The system is robust enough to permit counsel to change their own email address within the system.

There have been a number of opinions in district and appellate courts around the country that have put the burden of responsibility on counsel to monitor the docket and not depend on the receipt of notices of electronic filing to inform them of a filing.

Therefore, effective April 1, 2012, the Clerk’s office will no longer monitor bounced back emails.