When a document is filed in ECF does the ECF system automatically serve the other parties in the case? Do the other parties just get notification of a filing, or do they get the actual document?


When a document is filed in ECF a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) is automatically generated and emailed to the ECF registered parties in the case.  The NEF includes the text of the docket entry, the unique electronic document stamp, a list of the case participants receiving email notification of the filing, and a hyperlink to the filed document(s) (not a copy of the filed document).  Most recipients will receive one free look at the document when they click on the hyperlink to the document.

Parties to a case who are not ECF registered participants will not receive an NEF.

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