Exhibits & Attachments

Exhibits and attachments may be included in the same PDF document as the complaint or other primary document, or may be filed separately if the file would exceed 50 MB. 

Example 1: The complaint is 500 KB and all exhibits are 2 MB.

Recommendation: Combine the complaint and exhibits into one PDF and e-file.

Example 2: Your motion, memorandum in support, exhibits and proposed order exceed 50 MB.

Recommendation: Split your filing into two filings. Submit the motion, memorandum in support and proposed order as one filing; and your exhibits as a separate filing.

Exhibits

Exhibits associated with motions or other related filings can be uploaded as one document, broken out using the attachment feature, or as a separate filing using the ECF event Exhibits. If you must file exhibits as a separate e-filing, they must conform to the Court's Civil Local Rule 3-4. The exhibits should also be linked to a docket entry where applicable.

Example (Declaration with many exhibits):

  • E-file your Declaration all by itself, and relate it to the Motion it supports.
  • When complete, click on Civil→Other Supporting Documents→Exhibits (or Civil→Other Supporting Documents→Attachments to Administrative Motion to File Under Seal if filing documents under seal)
  • E-file the exhibits (in groups of 5-10) and relate them to the declaration (not to the Motion the Declaration supports).
  • Repeat this until all your exhibits are efiled.

Attachments

When uploading an attachment to your filing, give the document a description using the Category drop down menu or the Description free text box. They can use used separately or together.

Example 1

Category: ExhibitDescription: A = Exhibit A

Description: Exhibit A = Exhibit A

Example 2 

Category: Declaration + Description: of Jane Smith in Support of Motion to Dismiss = Declaration of Jane Smith in Support Motion to Dismiss.

Description: Declaration of Jane Smith in Support of Motion to Dismiss = Declaration of Jane Smith in Support Motion to Dismiss.