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

    • For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. You are hereby notified that use of this site constitutes consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution.

    • 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.