General Information

NOTICE REGARDING USE OF RECAP SOFTWARE: The court would like to make CM/ECF filers aware of certain security concerns relating to a software application or "plug-in" called RECAP, which was designed by a group from Princeton University to enable the sharing of court documents on the Internet. Once a user loads RECAP, documents that he or she subsequently accesses via PACER are automatically sent to a public Internet repository. Other RECAP/PACER users are then able to see whether documents are available from the Internet repository. RECAP captures District and Bankruptcy Court documents, but has not yet incorporated Appellate Court functionality. At this time, RECAP does not appear to provide users with access to restricted or sealed documents. Please be aware that RECAP is "open-source" software, which can be freely obtained by anyone with Internet access and modified for benign or malicious purposes, such as facilitating unauthorized access to restricted or sealed documents. Accordingly, CM/ECF filers are reminded to be diligent about their computer security practices to ensure that documents are not inadvertently shared or compromised. The court and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts will continue to analyze the implications of RECAP or related-software and advise you of any ongoing or further concerns.


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Pro Hac Vice Information
Beginning January 2014, an attorney who paid the pro hac vice admission fee in the current year may log in to PACER and query case number 77-mc-7777 to determine the date they paid and the associated receipt number.  If payment verification is needed for an earlier year, please contact the Help Desk at (302) 573-6170. 
The pro hac vice fee may be paid by check, payable to Clerk, U.S. District Court, mailed or otherwise delivered to 844 N. King Street, Room 4209, Unit 18, Wilmington, DE 19801. Alternatively, a District of Delaware registered CM/ECF user/filer may pay the pro hac vice admission fee by credit card. Credit card payments may only be submitted through CM/ECF in increments of up to 5 attorneys by using designated case 77mc7777, and selecting the appropriate event code from the Annual Pro Hac Vice Fee Menu.  The events for paying pro hac vice fees request the filer to enter each attorney’s full name, and for accounting purposes, we ask if the payment is related to a District Court case or a Bankruptcy case. Case 77mc7777 serves as a depository case ONLY for pro hac vice payments, and is not to be used for any other purpose. 
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