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LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT(S) UNDER SEAL ******(Step One)******

Leave must first be granted before a document can be filed under seal.  IMPORTANT:  Once leave has been granted to file a document under seal, counsel will be responsible for following up by filing the sealed document.

The filing party is responsible for serving this motion and all attachments to opposing counsel through means outside of CM/ECF

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING A CIVIL MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE SEAL DOCUMENT(S):

The following steps are for filing the initial motion asking for leave to file under seal. Counsel has two locations from which to select the Motion to Seal Document(s) - Leave to File event:  1) from the Civil->Motions link or 2) Civil->Sealed Documents (in Public Cases) link.   Select the event Seal Documents(s) - Leave to File and click the Next button.

     

Add your case number and select Find This Case.  Click Next.  If the hyperlink contains the correct case style, select Next to continue.  If not, stop your filing and determine the correct case number.

       

Select the filer.  If you need to select multiple names, hold down the CTRL key while selecting.  After proper selection, select Next.

Add the pdf file of the main document (THIS IS YOUR MOTION REQUESTING LEAVE TO FILE UNDER SEAL).  Add the pdf files and properly describe each attachment. ***The document you want to file under seal should be an attachment to the motion***  When finished uploading, select Next.

If you entered this case before OKED enabled attorney sealed filing, you may receive the message below.  Call the clerk's office at (918) 684-7920 for assistance with activating your rights to file sealed pleadings.

The event can take two different tracks:  1) If the document is already on file with the court or 2) If the document has not been filed.

SCENARIO ONE:    If already on file, link to the existing document.

     

The filer is advised of their duty to serve the NEF and motion to all other parties in the case.

The text will be entitled Motion to Seal Document and link to the existing document.

No NEF will be forwarded to any party.  MAKE SURE TO PRINT A COPY OF THIS NEF for your records and to send to other counsel as proof of filing your Motion.

SCENARIO TWO:  If the document to be sealed is not on file, type in the name of the pleading/document to be filed under seal in the text box.

     

The filer is advised of their duty to serve the NEF, motion and proposed document to be filed under seal to all other parties in the case.

The text will be entitled Motion for Leave to File Sealed Motion and will reference what the attorney seeks to file under seal (obtained from text box in previous step).

No NEF will be forwarded to any party.  MAKE SURE TO PRINT A COPY OF THIS NEF for your records and to send to other counsel as proof of filing your Motion