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Northern District of Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois 60604
What hardware and software will attorneys need to participate in
Attorneys will need the
following hardware and software to electronically file, view, and retrieve
documents in the electronic filing system.
- A personal computer running a standard
platform such as Windows (95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP), or Macintosh.
- Internet service and a compatible
browser (Netscape browser 4.7 or higher, Internet Explorer 5.5 or
- Software to convert documents from a
word processor format to portable document format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat
PDF Writer, as well as certain word processing programs can perform
this function. Adobe Acrobat Writer Version 3.X, 4.X, and 5.0 meet the CM/ECF
filing requirements. For
viewing documents, not authoring them, only Adobe Acrobat Reader is
- A PDF-compatible word processor like
Macintosh or Windows-based versions of WordPerfect and Word.
- A scanner to transmit documents that
are not in your word processing system.
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