Site Policies


    • The Fourth Circuit is not responsible for the creation or maintenance of web sites linked to this site and does not vouch for the accuracy, completeness, or currency of any of the materials included on external sites.

    Security and Privacy

    • This is a restricted government system for official judiciary business only. All activities on this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored or reviewed by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance, and appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By using this system or any connected system, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on the system. Any evidence of unlawful activity, including unauthorized access attempts, may be reported to law enforcement officials.

    • If you visit our site, we collect and store the following information only: the name of the domain from which you accessed the Internet (e.g.,; the IP address from which you accessed this site; the date and time you accessed the site; and the pages you visited.


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    • For technical assistance by phone, contact the Fourth Circuit ECF Help Desk at 804-916-2767, the PACER Help Desk at 1-800-676-6856, the CJA Help Desk at (804) 916-2703, or the clerk's office at 804-916-2700.  Email assistance is available on our Contact page.