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Highly Sensitive Document Procedures and Court Orders

Federal courts are adding new security procedures to protect highly sensitive documents. Below are orders issued by the courts relating to the new security procedures.

The information below will be updated periodically. We cannot ensure the latest information is posted below. We strongly suggest you visit a court’s website to confirm you have the latest information. If you have questions about a court order posted here, please contact the court directly.

This page was created January 25, 2021

Note: This page was last updated at 9 a.m. on April 1, 2021.

U.S. Courts of Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals Court Orders & Info
First Circuit  Order Implementing Procedures for Filing HSDs (2/9/2021)
Third Circuit  Standing Order Re: HSDs (2/23/2021)
Fourth Circuit  Standing Order 21-01: HSDs (1/13/2021)
Fifth Circuit  General Order 2021-1: HSDs (1/15/2021)
Sixth Circuit  Standing Order 21-01: HSDs (1/22/2021)
Seventh Circuit  Order (1/19/2021)
Eighth Circuit  Standing Order 21-01: HSDs (1/12/2021)
Ninth Circuit  Administrative Order re: HSDs (1/16/2021)
Tenth Circuit  Order No. 95-1: HSDs (1/21/2021)
Eleventh Circuit  General Order No. 48: HSDs (1/13/2021)
Federal Circuit  Administrative Order No. 2021-04: HSDs (1/13/2021)

U.S. District Courts

U.S. District Courts Court Orders & Info
Alabama Northern  General Order 2021-001 (1/8/2021)
Alabama Southern  General Order 21-1000-KD (1/11/2021)
Arkansas Western  General Order 2021-01 (1/15/2021)
California Central  Order re: HSDs (3/8/2021)
California Northern  Notice
Colorado  General Order 2021-1 (1/14/2021)
Connecticut  General Order: HSDs (2/10/2021)
District of Columbia  Standing Order 21-2 (1/12/2021)
Florida Middle  Amended Case No. 3:21-mc-1-TJC: HSDs (2/10/2021)
 Case No. 3:21-mc-1-TJC (1/14/2021)
Georgia Middle  Standing Order 2021-01 (1/14/2021)
Georgia Southern  Standing Order MC 121-002: HSDs (1/21/2021)
Illinois Central  General Order 21-01 re: HSDs (1/8/2021)
Illinois Northern  General Order 21-0003: HSDs (1/10/2021)
Illinois Southern  Administrative Order No. 286 (1/15/2021)
Indiana Northern  General Order No. 2021-02 (1/14/2021)
Indiana Southern  General Order No. 2021-01 (1/11/2021)
Iowa Southern  Public Administrative Order No. 21-AO-1-P HSDs (2/5/2021)
Kansas  Standing Order 2021-1 (1/19/2021)
Kentucky Eastern  General Order 21-01 (1/19/2021)
Kentucky Western  General Order 2021-02 (1/8/2021)
Louisiana Eastern  General Order 21-2 (1/19/2021)
Louisiana Middle  General Order No. 2021-1: HSDs (1/21/2021)
Louisiana Western  Notice re: Filing HSD Procedures (1/8/2021)
Maine  General Order 2021-1 (1/15/2021)
Maryland  Standing Order Misc 00-308 (1/8/2021)
Massachusetts  General Order 20-21 (1/15/2021)
Michigan Eastern  Administrative Order 21-AO-003: HSDs (2/10/2021)
Michigan Western  Administrative Order 21-RL-001 (1/11/2021)
Minnesota  General Order No. 2: HSDs (1/28/2021)
 General Order No. 1 (1/8/2021)
Mississippi Northern  General Order on HSDs (1/15/2021)
Missouri Eastern  HSDs Order (1/14/2021)
Missouri Western  General Order (1/14/2021)
Montana  Standing Order No. BMM-9 (1/12/2021)
Nebraska  General Order 2021-01 (1/13/2021)
Nevada  Notice: HSD Procedures (1/15/2021)
New Hampshire  Order 21-1 (1/12/2021)
New Jersey  Standing Order 21-01: HSDs (1/26/2021)
New Mexico  General Order 21-MC-00004-06 (1/21/2021)
New York Eastern  Administrative Order 2021-02: HSDs (2/3/2021)
New York Northern  General Order 62 (1/19/2021)
New York Southern  Standing Order M10 468 (1/8/2021) 
New York Western  Amended General Order (1/20/2021) 
 General Order (1/11/2021) 
North Carolina Eastern  Standing Order 21-SO-2 (1/8/2021)
North Carolina Middle  Standing Order 18 (1/15/2021)
North Carolina Western  Standing Order No. 3:21 MC 5: HSDs (3/4/2021)
North Dakota  Standing Order (1/12/2021)
Ohio Northern  General Order No. 2021-01: HSDs (1/19/2021)
Ohio Southern  General Order No. 21-03 (1/15/2021)
Oklahoma Eastern  General Order No. 21-2 (1/20/2021)
Oklahoma Northern  General Order 21-07 re:HSDs (2/19/2021)
 General Order 21-03 re: HSDs (1/26/2021)
Oklahoma Western  General Order 21-2: HSDs (1/25/2021)
Oregon  Standing Order 2021-2: HSDs (1/19/2021)
Pennsylvania Eastern  Standing Order: HSDs (1/22/2021)
Pennsylvania Middle  Standing Order 2021-2: HSDs (1/15/2021)
Pennsylvania Western  Administrative Order Misc. No. 21-50: HSDs (1/21/2021)
Puerto Rico  General Order Misc. No. 21- 056 (GAG): HSDs (2/10/2021)
Rhode Island  Interim General Order (1/13/2021)
South Carolina  Standing Order No. 2021-01 (1/19/2021)
South Dakota  Standing Order 21-04: HSDs (2/10/2021)
Tennessee Eastern  General Order NO. 2021-01 re: HSDs (3/5/2021)
Tennessee Western  Administrative Order No. 2021-03: HSDs (1/22/2021)
Tennessee Middle  Administrative Order No. 214 (1/15/2021)
Texas Eastern  General Order 21-02 (1/19/2021)
Texas Northern  Miscellaneous Order No. 61-1 (1/15/2021)
Texas Southern  General Order No. 2021-3 (1/19/2021)
Texas Western  Order (1/13/2021)
Utah  Modified Filing Procedures re HSDs (1/8/2021)
Vermont  General Order 95 (1/13/2021)
Virgin Islands  Miscellaneous Order No. 2021-12: HSDs (2/3/2021)
 Notice of National Breach of CM/ECF System (1/7/2021)
Virginia Eastern  Standing Order (1/15/2021)
Washington Eastern  Updated Administrative Procedures: HSDs (1/19/2021)
West Virginia Northern  Order Misc. No: 3:21-mc-6 (1/14/2021)
West Virginia Southern  General Order Misc. 2:21-mc-00004 (1/13/2021)
Wisconsin Eastern  General Order No. 21-4: HSDs (2/4/2021)
Wisconsin Western  Administrative Order 375: HSDs (1/14/2021)
Wyoming  General Order No. 2021-01 (1/25/2021)

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Court Orders & Info
Alabama Middle  General Order 2021-02: HSDs (1/29/2021)
Alabama Northern  Admin. Order 21-01: HSDs (1/15/2021)
Alabama Southern  Administrative Order No. 2021-2: HSDs (1/12/2021)
Arkansas Eastern & Western  General Order No. 42: HSDs (1/19/2021)
Florida Middle  Administrative Order FLMB-2021-1: HSDs (3/1/2021)
Florida Northern  Administrative Order No. 21-002: HSDs (2/1/2021)
Florida Southern  Administrative Order 2021-01: HSDs (1/19/2021)
Georgia Northern  General Order 44-2021 (1/14/2021)
Georgia Southern  Notice re: HSDs (1/21/2021)
Hawaii  Notice re: Filing HSDs (1/25/2021)
Illinois Central  General Order re: HSDs (1/25/2021)
Indiana Southern  General Order 21-0001: HSDs (1/12/2021)
Kentucky Western  General Order 2021-1: HSDs (1/26/2021)
Nebraska  Modified Filing Procedures re HSDs (1/7/2021)
New Jersey  Standing Order 21-01: HSDs (1/26/2021)
New York Eastern  Administrative Order No. 217: HSDs (1/20/2021)
New York Northern  Extra Safeguards re: HSDs (1/19/2021)
New York Southern  General Order M-558: HSDs (1/12/2021)
Ohio Northern  Judiciary Addresses Cybersecurity Breach (1/8/2021)
Ohio Southern  General Order No. 49-1: HSDs (2/4/2021)
Pennsylvania Middle  Safeguards for Extra Sensitive Records: HSDs (1/7/2021)
Pennsylvania Western  Standing Order Misc. Proc. #21-201: HSDs (1/12/2021)
Tennessee Eastern  General Order 21-01 re: HSDs (3/5/2021)
Texas Southern  Standing Order 2021-01: Sealed Documents (1/6/2021)
 General Order No. 2021-1 (1/6/2021)