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RULE CR49.2 ELIGIBILITY, REGISTRATION, PASSWORDS

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Attorneys admitted to the bar of this court, including those admitted pro hac vice, may register as Filing Users of the court's Electronic Filing System. Registration is in a form prescribed by the clerk and requires the Filing User's name, address, telephone number, Internet e-mail address, and a declaration that the attorney is either admitted to the bar of this court or has been admitted pro hac vice.

Attorneys who are admitted pro hac vice and who register as Filing Users shall have access to the court's Electronic Filing System through PACER and shall receive the automatically-generated notices of electronic filing. However, this court's rules require meaningful participation by local counsel and, to that end, require local counsel to sign all pleadings and other papers filed with the court. See D. Kan. Rule 83.5.4(c). Consistent with this rule, attorneys who are admitted pro hac vice may not file documents electronically unless they are employed by the United States of America.

A party to a criminal action who is not represented by an attorney may not register as a Filing User in the Electronic Filing System unless the court permits. If so permitted, registration is in a form prescribed by the clerk and requires identification of the action as well as the name, address, telephone number, and Internet e-mail address of the party. If, during the course of the action, an attorney appears on the party's behalf, the attorney must immediately advise the clerk to terminate the party's registration as a Filing User.

Registration as a Filing User constitutes consent to electronic service of all documents as provided in these rules in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Once registration is completed, the Filing User will receive notification of the user log-in and password. Filing Users agree to protect the security of their passwords and immediately notify the clerk if they learn that their password has been compromised. Users may be subject to sanctions for failure to comply with this provision.

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Adopted 3/17/04.