Pursuant to Local Rule 11.1(g) Responsibility to Maintain Current Contact Information. Each member of the Bar of the Southern District, any attorney appearance pro hac vice, and any party appearing pro se shall maintain current contact information with the Clerk of Court. Each attorney shall update contact information including e-mail address within seven (7) days of a change. Counsel appearing pro hac vice and a party appearing pro se shall conventionally file a Notice of Current Address with updated contact information within seven (7) days of a change. The failure to comply shall not constitute grounds for relief from deadlines imposed by Rule or by the Court. All Court Orders and Notices will be deemed to be appropriately served if directed either electronically or by conventional mail consistent with information on file with the Clerk of Court.
As per the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures, 3D.: Users shall maintain current contact information as per Administrative Order 2005-38. Upon the change of a User’s e-mail address, mailing address, telephone or fax number, the User shall complete the following whenever such a change occurs:
- Electronically file a Notice of Change of Address in all the User’s pending cases;
- Update the User’s email address in CM/ECF Maintain User Account; and
- Update the User’s mailing address, telephone and fax numbers in CM/ECF Maintain User Account. If the system does not allow the User to update the mailing address, the Attorney Admissions Clerk will update the information upon the filing of a Notice of Change of Address in all the User’s pending cases.
- Electronically file a Notice of Removal in all cases in which the attorney is no longer the attorney of record.
Also, parties appearing pro se and counsel appearing pro hac vice must file, in each pending case, a notice of change of mailing address or contact information whenever such a change occurs as per Administrative Order 2005-38. If court notices sent via the U.S. mail are returned as undeliverable TWICE in a case, notices will no longer be sent to that party until a current mailing address is provided.
Attorneys who fail to notify the Clerk’s Office of a change of address may not receive hearing notices, trial dates or any other notice generated by the automated system.
Attorneys WITH Pending Cases:
Notice of Change of Address WITH Pending Cases:
**Please note that even if you edit your mailing address directly within CM/ECF, you are still required to file a Notice of Change of Address in all of your pending cases (see CM/ECF Administrative Procedures 3D. Changes of Address and Contact Information).**
NOTE: If this Notice of Change of Address involves a change of the e-mail address, you must change the e-mail address in ECF first before electronically filing the Notice of Change of Address. Failure to do so will result in delivery failure of the Notice of Electronic Filing to the old e-mail address.
- Complete the Notice of Change of Address form below to notify case participants of a Notice of Change of Address for actions pending in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- Print the form
- Sign the form
- Scan the form and save it as a PDF file.
- Log into the CM/ECF System.
- Update your contact information in CM/ECF.
- From the “Utilities” menu, select “Maintain Your Account.” If the fields are available for you to edit, then you need to update your mailing address. Once you update your mailing address, the system will prompt you to select the cases (both closed and pending) that you would like the address change to be associated with. It is your responsibility to update your contact information in CM/ECF.
- If the address fields are ghosted and you are not able to update your mailing address, your address will be updated by the Clerk’s Office upon the filing of a Notice of Change of Address. You are still responsible for updating your phone number and email address, if applicable. The Clerk’s Office will only associate the address change with those specific cases in which you have filed a Notice of Change of Address.
- Change your e-mail address, if applicable. (see note below).
- Electronically file the completed Notice of Change of Address form in all applicable cases, using the event “Notice of Change of Address” located under the Notices category.
- Attach the PDF of the form to your docket entry.
- Review the Notice of Electronic Filing generated from filing the Notice of Change of Address to ensure all parties have been served.
Attorneys With NO Pending Cases:
If you do NOT have any pending cases in this District and you need to update your contact information in the Court's records, you must log-in to your CM/ECF account and update your information in CM/ECF. When prompted to select a case to link the change to, select update none. You do not need to file or submit any form. If the address fields are ghosted out, please email your new address to Attorney Admissions and indicate in your email that your address is ghosted out. Attorney Admissions will update your address. You are responsible for updating your phone and fax numbers and email address.
Attorneys Without a CM/ECF Log-in:
Electronic filing is mandatory in this District. Please register for and complete the mandatory CM/ECF training in order to obtain a CM/ECF log-in/password. You can register under the heading CM/ECF Training Registration. Upon receipt of your log-in/password, you can then update your contact information.
Notice Of Change Of Name:
Requests for name changes must be made in writing and emailed to Attorney Admissions. In order for the Clerk’s Office to process a name change request, the request must be accompanied by a copy of the order from the Supreme Court of Florida changing your name. In the absence of such an order, a name change request will not be processed and an attorney must continue to file all documents under the name listed on the roll of attorneys of the Bar of the Southern District of Florida. Further, if the Supreme Court of Florida order is not submitted, Attorney Admissions may be unable to verify that an attorney is listed on the roll of attorneys. (See 3F of the Administrative Procedures) In order to update the docket on any pending cases, please include a list of pending cases in your request.