The Eastern District of Wisconsin allows attorneys to electronically file restricted and sealed documents into civil cases. Sealed cases will continue to be filed in paper format along with a PDF version of the documents. Filers are able to choose between restricting the document to case participants or completely sealing the document so that it is available only to the judge. Filers may also restrict or seal attachments to the main document.
Sealed criminal documents are also to be electronically filed, however, they will only be viewable by the judge and will still need to be served in paper on opposing counsel.
Filers should closely follow the instructions below to ensure their documents are properly filed.