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November 25, 2013

NEW LOCAL RULES: The Civil and Criminal Local Rules of Practice have been updated and are now available on our website. Among other changes, D.S.D. Civ. LR 5.1 (2) and D.S.D. Crim. LR 49.1 eliminate the need to file a separate certificate of service when all parties receive notice electronically through the Courts electronic filing system. A certificate of service is still required for any party that does not receive electronic notice.

APPELLATE FILING FEE: Effective December 1, 2013, the cost of filing a notice of appeal will increase to $505. This increase includes a $50.00 administrative fee, in addition to the current $455 appellate filing fee.

EX PARTE DOCUMENTS: To view an ex parte document received via a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) you must first be logged into CM/ECF before you click on the document number hyperlink in the NEF, otherwise you will be shown a message that says You do not have pe rmission to view this document. In addition, only the first person who tries to view an ex parte document on behalf of a particular attorney will be allowed to view the document free of charge. Anyone who subsequently tries to view the document on behalf of the same attorney by clicking on a document number hyperlink in an NEF will be routed to a CM/ECF Filer or PACER Login screen. That person must then enter the attorney's CM/ECF login and password and pay the applicable PACER fees to view the document.

PAY.GOV: The list of events in CM/ECF that require attorneys to pay the associated fee with a credit card during the electronic filing process utilizing has increased and now includes all of the following events:

Civil Events
Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
Notice of Appeal
Notice of Appeal Interlocutory
Notice of Cross Appeal

Criminal Events
Appeal from Magistrate Judge Conviction and/or Sentence
Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
Notice of Appeal Conditions of Release
Notice of Appeal Final Judgment
Notice of Appeal Interlocutory

For additional information regarding please refer to the for Attorneys document posted on our website.