***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE US DISTRICT COURT -- PLEASE READ***

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Clerk's Office of the United States District Court wishes to inform you of the following matters:

1. The court's CM/ECF Administrative Procedures have been revised. The procedures, along with a summary of the changes, can be found on the court's Web site at www.ned.uscourts.gov/localrules/index.html. Of particular importance is the change in language used to refer to documents subject to the E-Government Act. These documents will now be referred to as "access restricted" to differentiate them from "sealed" documents. The revised procedures are effective immediately.

2. Access to voir dire transcripts will be restricted pursuant to the E-Government Act. Counsel of record and the court will have electronic access to the unredacted transcript, but members of the public will be able to read the unredacted transcript only at the courthouse. Because voir dire transcripts will never be made remotely available, they need not be redacted.

3. Counsel are urged to remind their clients and witnesses that all persons entering the courthouses must show court security officers picture identification.

If you have questions about these changes, please contact the Clerk's Office at 402-661-7350.