|Hyperlinking to an Existing Document
Last updated: 04/15/11
|You can create a hyperlink to a previous filing (which will bring up the main document,
if available) and make a relation between
the two filings in the ECF system. This way you never need to
resubmit anything that has been previously filed on your case.
|How to Hyperlink Your Current Filing to a Previous Filing|
|During the course of e-filing most ECF events, you will be
prompted with the following screen:
Do not bother filling in any of the fields (unless you wish to filter your search), simply checking the box and clicking [SUBMIT] will bring you to a page which shows all of the previously filed documents on the case. Simply check the box(es) needed.
HINT: It is recommended to review or print out the docket sheet before this point so you can choose the correct document(s) the first time; otherwise you may have to start the whole process over by clicking the CIVIL button on the blue tool bar.
When you are done, the new docket text will add the text "re #" and look similar to this example:
The same would be true for exhibits, declarations, etc.
NOTE: In the example above, if docket #11 was not available online (such as a paper filing when no PDF was submitted), docket #12 would still link back to #11 and the "11" hyperlink within the docket text of #12 would still look like a functional hyperlink, but clicking on it will only bring up the following text:
For more information on docket text, click HERE.