What should I do if I change my address, phone number, e-mail address or other pertinent information?
Updates to an individual attorney record (attorney name, firm name, address, e-mail address) may be done by the attorney or authorized attorney staff. Pursuant to Local Rule 83/2-7, this must be done within 5 days of any change. In addition, the attorney must serve notice upon opposing or co-counsel of the changes. This is accomplished by either creating a Notice of Change of Address or by completing a Notice of Change of Attorney Information, G-06, and e-filing it in each pending case.
Updates are made by logging into CM/ECF >Utilities (on the blue menu bar) and selecting Maintain Your Address for address changes or Maintain Your E-Mail Address for e-mail related changes.
Making the Updates listed below, does not send notice to opposing counsel in your cases.
Maintain Your Address: allows ECF Users to change their name, firm, address, phone number, etc. After making the necessary changes, click on the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the screen. If the attorney has cases linked to his/her ECF User account, the list of those cases will appear on the screen.PLEASE USE CAUTION when choosing the — update all — option. If the attorney has not been terminated on any cases listed but is no longer associated with that case, choosing the update all option will result in your address of record updating all pending and terminated cases.
Maintain Your E-Mail Address: Allows ECF Users to change their primary e-mail address and, if so desired, add/delete any secondary e-mail addresses PLEASE USE CAUTION when choosing the — update all — option (especially if the attorney is a former government attorney). If the attorney has not been terminated on any cases listed but is no longer associated with that case, choosing the update all option will result in your address of record on all cases to reflected on the docket in all the cases.
WARNING: Adding a primary e-mail address to your ECF User record, where no e-mail address previously existed, constitutes consent to electronic service by the attorney. If an attorney does not consent to electronic service, the attorney must remove the e-mail address from his/her ECF User record and insert the following opt-out language in the Unit field of their ECF User record. "ATTORNEY DOES NOT CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC SERVICE". The Unit field is accessed by going to the Maintain Your Address.
Attorneys are solely responsible for keeping their information current and filing the appropriate documents in pertinent cases.