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Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I see PDF documents that are filed in criminal, social security, or immigration cases through the notice of electronic filing (NEF) email or certain cases through the notice of docket activity (NDA)?

Only the attorney of record in certain types of cases (e.g., social security, immigration) may view PDF documents remotely.

In district courts, you should be able to view all criminal documents through the notice of electronic filing (NEF), except those under seal. In addition, most criminal case documents filed in district court prior to November 1, 2004, may be viewed only by the attorney of record.

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