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Redaction of Information


Notice of Electronic Availability of Criminal and Civil Case File Information


Court records are electronically available via public access terminals at the court house and the internet via PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).  With such access, users should be mindful of personal information within filings.  Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 5.2, filers should limit the following personal data identifiers in all submissions to the court, including attachments and exhibits, unless exempt or otherwise ordered:


  • Social Security numbers, using last four digits
  • names of minor children, using only initials
  • dates of birth, using only the year
  • financial accounts, using only the last 4 digits of the numbers

A party should prepare filings using the guidelines above and, if necessary, contemporaneously file a redaction index or reference list.  The clerk is not required to review or notify parties who are not in compliance with this rule. 


BY Daniel J. McCoy, Clerk of Court