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Excerpts of Record


  1. What is the maximum file size for the electronic version of the excerpts?
  2. If my excerpts are larger than 100 MB, what should I do?
  3. Must I split my electronic version into the same volumes as the paper copy?
  4. How should I number my pages on the electronic version?
  5. How can I avoid the most common deficiencies in electronic excerpts?
  6. I am submitting my brief and excerpts on the same day. Should I submit the excerpts along with the brief, or should I submit the brief and excerpts in separate transactions?
  7. If there are two volumes of Excerpts of Record, should we submit each volume as a separate transaction?
  8. Do I need to serve paper copies of the excerpts on registered CM/ECF filers?
  9. What will happen after I submit my excerpts on CM/ECF?
  10. Do the excerpts need to be searchable?
  11. How do I file a Presentence Report under seal electronically?

See also: Sample of Electronic Excerpts.


  1. What is the maximum file size for the electronic version of the excerpts?
    The size limitation is 100 MB per PDF file. [Back to Top]
  2. If my excerpts are larger than 100 MB, what should I do?
    Split up the PDF into multiple files. Please note that on CM/ECF, you may add as many separate PDF files as you need, by clicking the "Browse" button to upload additional PDF files. [Back to Top]
  3. Must I split my electronic version into the same volumes as the paper copy?
    Yes, the electronic version of your excerpts must match the paper version of the excerpts. The Court prefers each PDF file to contain a single volume, but you can split a volume that exceeds 100 MB into two or more PDF files. Each volume must begin with a cover and index in both the electronic and paper versions, and the page numbers on the electronic version must match the page numbers on your paper version. [Back to Top]
  4. How should I number my pages on the electronic version?
    Your page numbers on the electronic version must match the page numbers on your paper version, which must also match the page numbers you cited to in your brief. [Back to Top]
  5. How can I avoid the most common deficiencies in electronic excerpts?
    Read 9th Circuit Rule 30-1.6, and be sure to include (1) a cover page for each volume that matches the brief’s cover page; (2) a complete index at the beginning of each volume that includes each document’s location in the district court record (such as docket entry number) and page location in the excerpts; (3) the district court docket as the last document of the initial excerpts; and (4) consecutive page numbers. [Back to Top]
  6. I am submitting my brief and excerpts on the same day. Should I submit the excerpts along with the brief or should I submit the brief and excerpts in separate transactions?
    The Court requires that you submit the briefs and excerpts in separate transactions. Use Brief on the Merits (Opening, Answering, Reply, Supplemental, etc) for your brief and Excerpts of Record for your excerpts. [Back to Top]
  7. If there are two volumes of Excerpts of Record, should we submit each volume as a separate transaction?
    No. All volumes of the excerpts should be attached in one filing transaction. You can attach more than one PDF to your filing by clicking the Browse button after attaching each volume. Make sure that each PDF does not exceed 100 MB; otherwise, you will need to break down the volumes into smaller parts. [Back to Top]
  8. Do I need to serve paper copies of the excerpts on registered CM/ECF filers?
    No, but you must serve paper copies of your excerpts on any unregistered parties on the same day you submit the excerpts electronically. [Back to Top]
  9. What will happen after I submit my excerpts on CM/ECF?
    The procedure mirrors the procedure for briefs: after the Court reviews the electronically-submitted excerpts, the Court will issue an order directing you to file paper copies of the excerpts with the Court. [Back to Top]
  10. Do the excerpts need to be searchable?
    No. While the Court strongly prefers excerpts to be searchable PDFs produced using OCR (optical character recognition) technology whenever this can be accomplished without distorting the documents, this is not yet a requirement for the Excerpts. [Back to Top]
  11. How do I file a Presentence Report under seal electronically?
    Presentence reports, documents attached to the report, and sealed sentencing memoranda are required by Interim 9th Cir. R. 27-13(d) to be filed electronically using the CM/ECF document type Presentence Report UNDER SEAL. The CM/ECF system automatically seals the document. [Back to Top]

Sample of Electronic Excerpts

The PDFs that you can access below provide a sample of electronic excerpts. Not all volumes are included. Volume 18 is included to show an example with the docket report at the end.


 

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Last Update: 1 December 2018

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