ECF Tips

Court ECF RSS Feed


RSS FEEDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ATTORNEYS AND THE PUBLIC: (Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a type of XML that allows Internet browsers and other feed readers to display information from a website.) Users can subscribe to RSS feeds so they will be notified every time content is updated on a particular site. Until recently, the only way to follow a case in PACER was to repeatedly visit the PACER site and check for updates. This has changed with recent versions of CM/ECF.

Our court now provides automatic case notification through the use of RSS feeds. You may subscribe to our court's free RSS feed to receive automatic notification of activity in all cases including summarized text, such as the name of the document filed, and links to the document and docket report. Results may be sorted by date or case title. You can use one of the many commercially-available RSS readers to further organize and filter the results, customizing the feed to meet your specific needs.

To view the document or docket report linked from the RSS feed, users must login to PACER, and will incur applicable fees.


ECF Tip


In the past the Court rarely sent notices to individuals or companies in foreign countries. However with today’s global economy, creditors with international addresses are often listed on the debtor’s matrix. To ensure that notices arrive in a timely manner, it is essential that addresses be as accurate as possible. To accomplish this, we request you note a few rules for addressing international mail when creating your client’s matrix.
 
 

General Rules

  1. We recommend that you print your delivery addresses in all uppercase letters. If possible, addresses should have no more than five lines.
  2. The last line of the address block area must include only the complete country name (no abbreviations) written in uppercase letters.
  3. Foreign postal codes, if used, should be placed on the line above the destination country. The following shows the order of information for the destination address:

    LINE 1: NAME OF ADDRESSEE
    LINE 2: STREET ADDRESS OR POST OFFICE BOX NUMBER
    LINE 3: CITY OR TOWN NAME, OTHER PRINCIPAL SUBDIVISION (such as PROVINCE, STATE, or COUNTY) AND POSTAL CODE (IF KNOWN) (Note: in some countries, the postal code may precede the city or town name)
    LINE 4: COUNTRY NAME (UPPERCASE LETTERS IN ENGLISH)

    The following are examples of properly formatted delivery addresses:

    MS JOYCE BROWNING
    2045 ROYAL ROAD
    LONDON WIP 6HQ
    ENGLAND

    MS JOYCE BROWNING
    2045 ROYAL ROAD
    06570 ST PAUL
    FRANCE

    Exception for Canada - There must be two spaces between the province abbreviation and the postal code, as shown below between “ON” and “KIA 0B1”:

    MS HELEN SAUNDERS
    1010 CLEAR STREET
    OTTAWA ON K1A 0B1
    CANADA