Electronic Brief Uploading
In addition to providing the required number of paper copies of briefs, all parties (except pro separties) are required to upload the brief in electronic format to the court’s Web site as described in 11
Cir. R. 31-5 and these instructions. The electronic brief must be completely contained in a
AdobeAcrobat® PDF file (see instructions for generating the PDF file below), i.e., the cover page through andincluding the certificate of service shall be contained in one file. Appendices need not be included in theelectronic brief. Hypertext links to cases, statutes and other reference materials available on the Internetare authorized. The certificate of service shall continue to indicate service of the brief in paper format.In order to gain access to the system, you will need your individual identification number (EDF UserID), which is printed on the address wrapper accompanying the brief scheduling letter.Please note that we currently accept briefs in electronic format only. Do not upload motions, responsesto motions, petitions for rehearing or any documents other than briefs.Go to this court’s Web site atwww.ca11.uscourts.govClick the link “Electronic Filing” (located on the upper right side of the main web page)This will display the EDF Login Select page.First time users:•Click the
button. This will display the EDF Attorney Validation page.•Enter your EDF User ID and Eleventh Circuit docket number in the format 05-12345.•Click the Submit button. This will display the EDF Attorney Registration Page.•Enter or verify your email address in the E-Mail Address text box.•Enter a password using the format specified on the website.Note that your password will be displayed as dots (••••••) or asterisks (******).•Click the Submit button to complete the registration process.If you receive an error message indicating that the email address or password is invalid, click thesubmit button to begin the registration process again.If your email address and password are valid, you will receive a message indicating they are validand have been updated.•Click the link labeled Return to return to the EDF Login Select page.Registered users:
Before continuing, you should already have your brief in PDF format available.
•Click the Login button on the EDF Login Select page.•Enter your EDF User ID and password.•Click the Log In button. This will display the Docket Selection Page.•Select the case for which you want to upload a brief.Only cases in which you have filed an Appearance of Counsel Form and are currently active willappear in the list. If a case does not appear in the list in which you have filed your Appearance of Counsel Form, please contact the docket clerk assigned to your case.•Click the Submit Docket # button. This will display the Brief Upload Page.•Select the type of brief you are submitting from the list of brief types.If you have any doubt as to the type of brief you are submitting, contact the docket clerk assignedto your case for assistance in determining the type of brief you are filing.•Click the Browse button. This will display a File Upload box from which you can select your