LawSites – – “Companies that provide services for accessing federal court dockets were caught off guard last week when a number of federal courts began sending notices to attorneys urging them to exercise caution when using such services. Some vendors said that the caution did not apply to them, while others said they were taking steps to address the concern. The cautions from the courts related to the possibility of attorneys inadvertently providing vendors or others with access to confidential sealed documents. The courts urged attorneys not to share their CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Files) credentials with vendors. Attorneys use these credentials to access electronic case files and electronically file case documents. Sent Nov. 15 and 16, the notices came directly from several federal district and bankruptcy courts. The exact text varied, but the gist was the same..” [Bob’s article includes the responses by various services to the issue raised about the compromise of customers’ CM/ECF credentials on their respective systems.]
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