Upon admission to the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, attorneys receive a complimentary copy of the Court's Local Rules of Practice on disc. Additional copies are available from the Clerk for a modest fee, alternatively, you may download a copy of the Rules from this web site. Notice of amendments of the local rules are sent to all attorneys.
Members of the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah may request a certificate of good standing by contacting the Clerk's Office at 801-524-6100 and paying a $18.00 fee for each certificate. Attorneys who are not active members of the Court's Bar at the time the request is made do not qualify for a Certificate of Good Standing from the Court.
Pleadings and other documents may be date/time-stamped and deposited at any time in the 24-hour box located on the south porch of the Main Street entrance to the United States Courthouse at 350 So. Main Street. The filing date for any documents deposited in the 24-hour box will be the date stamped on the first page at the time of deposit, not the date that the documents are retrieved from the box. This assumes that the person who deposited the document followed the instructions on the box and file-stamped the first page.
CM/ECF is an Internet-based document filing system which allows attorneys to electronically file motions and pleadings with the Court. These filings are immediately placed on the court's official docket sheet and the system immediately sends all parties and the judge e-mail a notice of filing of all papers, including notices, minute entries and orders.
Additional information regarding CM/ECF can be found at http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/cmecf/ecfpage.html
The District of Utah provides electronic access to case information on all civil cases filed with the Court since July 1989 and all criminal cases filed with the court since November 1992. The only exceptions are cases that have been sealed by order of a judge and social security cases. This service is available to anyone who has access to a computer and the internet from virtually any location. This electronic access system permits users to search for a case by entering the case name or number. Users can review the case docket and any case document that is attached to a docket entry.
Users also can download and print out any accessible case docket and/or documents for a modest fee. That fee is $.10 per page, not to exceed $3.00 per docket or document. Thus, if a user downloads and prints a 45 page document, the cost is $3.00. Each registered user will receive a quarterly billing statement from the PACER Service Center.
Access to this electronic case information system is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Persons who wish to utilize this service must first register for it by contacting the PACER Service Center. You may register online at http://www.pacer.uscourts.gov/register.html.
For information about the PACER Service Center click here http://www.pacer.uscourts.gov or call this toll-free number: (800) 676-6856.. There is no cost to register for this service.
If you already are a registered user, click here to log on to the system.
The Public wireless network is now available to Attorney's on the second floor near the law library and fourth floor near the ADR room. Access instructions, rules of use, and the access password are available in the law library on the second floor. Wireless access is available during regular business hours.
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