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09/15/2016   The maximum allowable PDF file size for documents filed in CM/ECF has been increased from 5 MB to 35 MB.

01/20/2015   The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is pleased to announce the attorney civil case filing initiative. The implementation of electronic civil case filing by attorneys will begin on Monday, February 2, 2015, and is mandatory for all attorney users. Prior to implementation, please review the instructional resources on our website (http://www.ilsd.uscourts.gov) under the Electronic Case Filing >> Training Resources section. Please note that in addition to the filing of new cases electronically, the procedure for requesting summons also has been modified for this district. Any questions concerning the revised procedures should be directed to the clerk's office at (618) 482-9371 or (618) 439-7760.

07/08/2013   Counsel in civil, non-prisoner cases, please review this announcement regarding changes in U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan's case management procedures.

08/03/2012   The court would like to remind fee-exempt PACER users of the terms of the exemption and of potential issues associated with a software application called RECAP. It was designed by a group from Princeton University to enable the sharing of court documents on the Internet. Once a user loads RECAP, documents that he or she subsequently accesses via PACER are automatically sent to a public Internet repository. Other RECAP/PACER users are then able to see whether documents are available from the Internet repository.

A fee exemption applies only for limited purposes. Any transfer of data obtained as the result of a fee exemption is prohibited unless expressly authorized by the court. Therefore, fee exempt PACER users must refrain from the use of RECAP.

The prohibition on transfer of information received without fee is not intended to bar a quote or reference to information received as a result of a fee exemption in a scholarly or other similar work.

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