All CM/ECF Documents Should Be Converted and Not Scanned to PDF

Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Court prefers and recommends that all PDF documents filed in CM/ECF be converted as opposed to scanned. Scanners should be used only for documents (such as exhibits and attachments) that cannot be produced with a word-processing program.

E-filing converted PDF documents allows judicial officers and their staff to access cited cases and statutes directly using an internal tool which converts them to a hyperlink. Not only are these documents text searchable and smaller in size, but they also allow the Court to easily adjust orders and other submissions as needed.

All documents created in a word processing format can be easily converted to PDF as opposed to scanned.

Instructions for converting documents to PDF from Microsoft Word and CorelWordPerfect may be found here.