Nuffer's Resource Materials
Q&A, Computer Information and CLE Materials
Multiple Monitor / Large Monitor Computer Systems How to get a large virtual desktop.
Useful Computer Skills in the CM/ECF Environment Settings and skills for Windows, Lotus Notes, Acrobat, Westlaw and CM/ECF that are useful with the CM/ECF.
Hyperlinks and E-Research
Learn all about Cross-Document Hyperlinks in CM/ECF that let your court papers refer to other court papers in the CM/ECF docket. When the judge reads a memorandum reference to a declaration or deposition, a cross-document hyperlink in the memorandum can take the judge to that declaration or deposition.
- How to create Cross-Document Hyperlinks (PDF)
- How to create Cross-Document Hyperlinks (Audio/Video)
- Word Add-In to Automate Cross-Document Hyperlinks (PDF)
The hyperlink, as set by the filer, may link to the start of the document or to a specific page in the document. A filer can file a document that includes a hyperlink to a document that is being filed simultaneously (in the same docketing transaction) with the primary document (e.g., a Memo in Support of Summary Judgment may have hyperlinks to the attached documents that are part of the same docketing transaction).
Include hyperlinks to authorities cited in your memoranda by using WestInsertLinks part of West BriefTools or Shepards' Link part of Shepard's Brief Suite. See a sample document with hyperlinks. Another sample. Another sample with a table of contents. Sample document with Lexis links. Click on a link in the sample documents or on blue text below in this sample to see how hyperlinks make it easy to find cases, statutes and rules.
The Lexis tool to create research hyperlinks for Microsoft Word or WordPerfect is free. West Brief Tools is a free download, but usage to create links incurs charges. The person clicking links from a document to view cited authorities incurs Westlaw or Lexis charges. The court has Westlaw and Lexis access. An April 2006 survey of judges' chambers indicates both are used, but Westlaw use is predominant.
Watch a video presentation about hyperlinks to cited authorities. (requires Flash player).
Westlaw Video Demonstrations (requires Flash player): Copying and pasting from Westlaw E-Research in Westlaw
Lexis Video Demonstrations (requires Flash player): Copying and pasting from Lexis E-Research in Lexis
Social Security Administrative Electronic Records (eCARs) have helpful internal hyperlinks. Learn more...
PDF Skill and Help Files
Copying Text from a PDF Document to a Word Processing Document (requires Flash player)
Find and Search in Acrobat (requires Flash player)
Preserving Hyperlinks in PDF Conversion
Acrobat Pro and Standard
Redaction and Metadata
- Office 2003 Add-in: Word Redaction (link to Microsoft Web Site) Using the Word 2003 Redaction Add-in Demo
- Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data (link to Microsoft Web Site)
- How to minimize metadata in Office documents
- How can I remove metadata from WordPerfect documents?
- Redaction Information from Northern District of California
Continuing Legal Education Materials
Making Tablet Friendly e-Filings (pdf)
Making Tablet Friendly e-Filings (ppt)
Effective Legal Writing (pdf)
Suggestions for Accessible Documents (pdf)
Creating Accessible Documents (5 mb ppt)
Best Practices in PDF Reading and Annotation (pdf)
Creating the Best Transcript Possible (2012) (PDF)
The E-Brief Quiz for Printing (2011) (PDF)
Making a Clawback Agreement Effective Against Third Parties (January 2009)
Working Smart in the CM/ECF World (April 2008)
E-Ethics (April 2008)
E-Ethics (December 2007) PDF
E-Ethics (June 2007) (PDF)
Lay Participation in Criminal Justice (March 2007 - Kharkiv, Ukraine)
15 Tips in 15 Minutes (November 2006) (PDF - 2 MB)
How E-filers Can Make Chambers Happy (October 2006) (PDF - 1.6 MB)
An Introduction to CM/ECF (last updated February 2005)(5 MB ppt)
Liberty Player for Court Audio
The record in proceedings before magistrate judges in Utah is recorded on equipment using the Liberty Recorder. If you receive one of these audio files, you must play it using the free Liberty Player available at http://www.libertyrecording.com/LCR_main.htm#DLP. These audio files may only be used for informal purposes, such as preparation of orders based on bench rulings. For any official purpose, including objections or appeals, you must obtain an official transcript. The fees for audio recordings and official transcripts are set by law.
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