Motion with Sealed or Partially Sealed Supporting Documents

STEP 1:    Select the “Motion” Event Type and Specific Motion You Wish to File.

Attach the motion (which must be unsealed) and all unsealed supporting documents, if any.      
If you seek to seal only a portion of a particular supporting document, publicly file a version of the document that redacts the portion(s) you seek to seal.  For any supporting documents that you seek to seal in their entirety, such as an entire exhibit, attach a slip sheet indicating that the exhibit is being filed provisionally under seal.  

IMPORTANT:  Make a note of the docket entry number provided on the final screen, as you must link back to this filing in the next step.

STEP 2:     File the Provisionally Sealed Supporting Documents to Your Motion.  

    Select the event type and specific event you wish to use from the following categories:
                
·    Notice of Filing
·    Depositions
                                    
    After entering the case number and selecting the filing party, you will be prompted with the question, “Are you filing this as a PROVISIONALLY SEALED filing?”  Select Yes.  Continue with the docket entry, attaching the supporting document(s) that you seek to file under seal.  Even if you seek to seal only a portion of a document, you must include the entire document in the provisionally sealed filing.  You must link this provisionally sealed filing to the corresponding motion you filed in Step 1.  
                    
IMPORTANT:  Make a note of the docket entry number provided on the final screen, as you must link back to this filing in the next step.

STEP 3:    File a Motion for Leave to File Under Seal with a Supporting Brief.

    Select the event type “Motions” and the event “Motion for Leave to File Under Seal.”

IMPORTANT:  This event will not restrict the attached documents from public view.  None of the documents associated with this entry should contain any material to be sealed.

    Attach your motion and brief, which will identify, with specificity, the document(s) or portion(s) thereof that you seek to seal.  You also must attach a proposed order granting the motion.  This event will require you to link back to the provisionally sealed filing completed in Step 2.  

    If the Brief in Support of the Motion for Leave to File Under Seal must contain sealed material, do not attach the Brief to the Motion for Leave to File Under Seal.  Instead, separately file the Brief using the “Notice of Filing” event, which you may file provisionally under seal consistent with these procedures, and link to the Motion for Leave to File Under Seal.