The ECF filing system also provides 24 hour access/7 days per week for attorneys to: email information about case activity, file documents, download and print court documents, multiple and concurrent case file access, safe and secure document storage and potential reduction in costs. The system also allows the files to be viewed in PDF format where the document's integrity is maintained.
Training is available for attorneys and their staff and access features have been evaluated and secured by the National Security Agency. The cost to use the system is relatively low and Pursuant 28. U.S.C. § 1930 (approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States) users will be assessed eight cents per page after July 1, 2001. Electronic Filing System documents can not be modified or deleted. If a document is submitted by an attorney and needs to be corrected the attorney must submit the correct document with the word "Amend" inserted into the text. Court users can modify text.