Filing Documents

Attorneys are required to file all documents and pleadings electronically, except as provided in the Local Rules and Standing Orders of the Court, or as ordered by the judge. Instructions on this process can be found here.

Pro se filings can be submitted by email to PAED_documents@paed.uscourts.gov. Whenever possible, filings should be submitted as PDF files.

Pro se litigants may still file their pleadings in paper copy. Litigants should not submit multiple copies of their filings. A single copy is all that is needed.

Litigants who wish to submit a paper for the Court’s consideration should submit the document to the Clerk of Court for filing. Pleadings should not be sent directly to the District Judge or the Magistrate Judge assigned to your case.

All documents filed via CM/ECF are automatically date and time stamped. If you are submitting a filing in paper format and you require a date stamped copy of a pleading, you are required to submit a copy of the pleading, accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelope, at the time of filing. Note: The Clerk’s Office will not date stamp copies of pleadings, unless the paper filing is submitted in this manner.

Pleadings that are NOT Filed
The following pleadings are not filed pursuant to Local Civil Rule 26.1 – Discovery:
   • Requests for Production of Documents;
   • Requests for Production of Documents;
   • Requests for Admissions;
   • Interrogatories;
   • Answers to Interrogatories;
   • Notices of Deposition; and
   • Depositions.