Hot Topic for June

Redaction-Are you Protecting your Client(s)?


While many of you are already very diligent about redacting social security numbers, names of children and dates of birth, there are still some documents being filed with the court that contain financial account information. This information must be redacted.

Note: If financial account numbers are relevant, only the last four digits of these numbers should be used.

Be cautious when filing documents that contain the following:

If a redacted document is filed, it is the sole responsibility of counsel and the parties to be sure that all documents and pleadings comply with the rules of this court requiring redaction of personal identifiers. The Clerk's Office is not required by Judicial Conference policy to review any pleadings to confim that sensitive information has been redacted.

See the full Policy on Privacy

June Facts:

In April 2008:
  • 220 Attorneys filed
  • 7,326 pleadings electronically
  • 45% of all pleadings filed

New Petitions filed by Electronic Case Filers:
  • 92 % April 2008
  • 91 % year to date

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