(a) In General. Attorneys admitted to the bar of this court – including those admitted pro hac vice – and pro se parties may register as Filing Users of the court’s Electronic Filing System.
(b) Registration Requirements. Registration is in a form prescribed by the clerk and requires the Filing User’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. If the registrant is an attorney, he or she must also provide a declaration that the attorney is either admitted to the bar of this court or has been admitted pro hac vice.
(c) Attorneys Admitted Pro Hac Vice.
(1) Access to Electronic Filings. Attorneys who are admitted pro hac vice and who register as Filing Users are granted access to the court’s Electronic Filing System through PACER and will receive the automatically-generated notices of electronic filing.
(2) Filing Prohibition. Attorneys who are admitted pro hac vice may not file documents electronically unless they are employed by the United States of America.
(3) Local Counsel’s Involvement. The court requires meaningful participation by local counsel and, to that end, requires local counsel to sign all pleadings and other papers filed. See D. Kan. Rule 83.5.4(c).
(d) Unrepresented Parties. A party who is not represented by an attorney may register as a Filing User in the Electronic Filing System. If, during the course of action, an attorney appears on the party’s behalf, the attorney must immediately advise the clerk to terminate the party’s Filing User registration.
(e) Effect of Registration. Registration as a Filing User constitutes consent to electronic service of all documents. See Fed. R. Civ. P 5(b)(2)(E). This consent extends not only to documents filed with the court, but also to electronic service of disclosure and discovery documents that must be served upon other parties but not filed with the court pursuant to D. Kan. Rule 26.3.
(f) Security. After registering, the Filing User will receive notification of the user log-in and password. Filing Users must protect the security of their passwords and immediately notify the clerk if they learn that their password has been compromised. The court may sanction Filing Users who fail to comply with this provision.
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