Once leave has been granted to file a motion under seal, counsel is responsible for following up by filing the sealed motion. DO NOT include any sealed information in the title of your pleading or in your exhibit descriptions. This text will be viewable to the public.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING A SEALED MOTION:
Select the Sealed Documents (in Public Cases) link. Select Sealed Motion and click Next.
Add your case number, select Find This Case and click Next. If filing in a criminal case, you may need to indicate the defendant case where the sealed motion will be filed.
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 filing party. If you need to select multiple names, hold down the CTRL key while selecting. After proper selection, select Next.
A message reminding you that leave of court is required before a sealed pleading can be filed appears for your review. If you have not requested and been granted leave to file this sealed pleading, discontinue docketing this event.
Add the pdf file of the main document. In the Attachments section, add the pdf files and properly describe each exhibit/attachment. When finished uploading, select Next.
If you have not properly requested leave to file or 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.
A modify screen will appear, allowing you to add descriptive text. Adding additional text is optional. DO NOT add any wording you do not wish to be seen by the general public as this entry will appear on the public docket sheet. Only select an item from the dropdown prefix box if applicable. Click Next to continue.
Review the final text for accuracy. You can use the back arrow to return to the previous screen to correct typographical or gramatical errors. If the final text does not reflect your filing intent, discontinue the entry by clicking on the menu bar and beginning again. Select Next to contine.
The Notice of Electronic Filing will be sent to each active participant. If sealed privileges to view have been granted by the Court, each attorney will be able to open the document from the email link. NOTE: Your PACER login and password are required to view restricted documents.
You must mail a copy of the NEF and the filed pleading to anyone listed in the "delivered by other means" section of the NEF
If sealed access has not been granted in this case, you MUST serve the NEF and pleading to ALL parties