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Southern District of Indiana - Document Filing System

Important Announcement:

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) on Monday, November 8, 2021. In order to facilitate the upgrade, CM/ECF will be unavailable from Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. through Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. Email filing is available under specific, limited circumstances. Click HERE to review General Order 2021-25.

Modified Filing Procedures Address Security Concerns

In response to the recent disclosure of wide-spread cybersecurity breaches of government computer systems, effective January 11, 2021, certain Highly Sensitive Documents must be filed only in paper form. For details on these documents and related filing procedures, please see General Order / Administrative Procedure 2021-01. For the United States Courts press release on the issue, click here.

Case Search Information

Case docket information for Civil cases opened prior to July 1, 2002, and for Criminal cases opened prior to February 1, 2007, can be found through the court's Case Search Information page. Although the docket (chronological list of case activity) may be viewed, documents in these cases are not available electronically. Copies of case documents may be requested through the Clerk's office, using the Copy Request Form.


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