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Northern District of Alabama - Document Filing System

This is a restricted government website for official court business only. All activities of CM/ECF subscribers or users of this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance and for appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By subscribing to CM/ECF, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on the system. If evidence of unlawful activity is discovered, including unauthorized access attempts, it may be reported to law enforcement officials

Court Hours and Emergency Filings

Civil Administrative Procedures Manual for CM/ECF **revised 5/18/2021 (PDF format)

Criminal Administrative Procedures Manual for CM/ECF **revised 5/18/2021 (PDF format)


E-filed documents should not contain personal data identifiers - please see the Procedures Manuals and the Proper Redaction Techniques on the alnd.uscourts.gov website.

Documents 15 pages or larger must also be submitted to the clerk in paper.


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