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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Hyperlinking is now available in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana"

From a notice dated April 11, 2014:

Hyperlinking is now available in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Attorneys may file documents with active hyperlinks within e-filed documents. Hyperlinks will allow immediate access by the reader to the referenced materials, i.e., CM/ECF filings, case and statute citations, attachments, and exhibits. (Attorneys should check each judge’s practices and procedures to see if hyperlinks are a requirement.) When utilized by attorneys, hyperlinks in briefs and other court filings will provide quick, easy, and pinpoint access to particular sections of a case, specific page numbers, or to specific filings in the court's record. Hyperlinking will allow Judges to quickly and easily review case-supporting materials.

The court will also be issuing court documents with active hyperlinks, and the court-issued documents will continue to be available via the Notice of Electronic Filing ("NEF") email system. NOTE: Even though attorneys can utilize the one “free look” to the e-filed documents associated with the NEF – accessing other CM/ECF hyperlinked documents contained within the main document will be subject to normal PACER fees, and any hyperlinks to Westlaw or LexisNexis citations will require attorneys to login to those services.

For detailed instructions on hyperlinking, please refer to the Attorney Guide to Hyperlinking in the Federal Courts, which can be located on the court’s website.

ILB: Reviewing The Attorney Guide to Hyperlinking, linked above, is essential.

Note also the sentence I highlighted above: "Attorneys should check each judge’s practices and procedures to see if hyperlinks are a requirement." The judges vary as to whether they make their practices and procedures readily available online. Going down the list in the left margin here, I've added a link to the practices and procedures documents of those judges providing such information:

Magistrate judges: None of the copies of practices and procedures linked above make any reference to hyperlinks as of this writing.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 16, 2014 09:36 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts