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Modified Filing Procedures Address Security Concerns

The federal Judiciary is responding to the recent disclosure of wide-spread cybersecurity breaches of government computer systems with new security procedures to protect highly sensitive confidential documents. New procedures will not change current policies regarding public access to court records.

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NextGen Release 1.6 (District)

Date of Release: November 1, 2020

This release includes:

  • Creation of new “Plea and Sentencing Folder” functionality for the Docket Report as part of the judiciary’s ongoing initiative to protect cooperator information.
  • Filers that docket events to add themselves as parties to a case are no longer automatically granted access to sealed/restricted documents or entries in the case.
  • PDF-Related Functionality for Public Users.
  • New functionality that provides courts the option of determining if document number should be assigned to docket entry.
  • Creation of a new nature of suit code for civil cases related to the Defend Trade Secrets Act (of 2016), which was effective October 1, 2020.
  • Solution for intermittent filing issue with white screen that prevents filers from completing their filings.
  • Solution for blank pages when viewing PDFs with unusual page tree structure in Acrobat Reader.
  • Solution for public user's noticing frequency and format preferences updates not saving correctly.
  • Solution for intermittent issues when using Pay.gov to pay for fees collected through CM/ECF docketing events that has led to duplicate payments in some cases.