Have you ever had trouble e-file something and had someone tell you to try a different web browser? When it comes to the CM/ECF system used by federal courts, that problem has to do with aging technology reliant on “java” plugins, which have security problems. Susan Gelmis, the Chief Deputy Clerk for Operations, explains why the 9th Circuit is leaving the CM/ECF system, in favor of a new, more secure, and fully web-based (not plugin-reliant) system called the Appellant Case Management System, or ACMS.
The 9th Circuit is also saying goodbye to remote oral arguments. Starting January 2024, all oral arguments will be in-person, unless you make a showing of hardship.
Want meaningful work and oral argument experience? Apply to the 9th Circuit Pro Bono Program.
We discuss other 9th Circuit inside baseball, like hyperlinked briefs.
Susan Gelmis’s LinkedIn profile.
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