Access to Case
It is the policy of the United States District Court for the
Southern District of Indiana that documents in civil case files
should be made available electronically to the same extent that they
are available at the courthouse, with limited exceptions. In
compliance with the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United
States and the E-Government Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-347; 44
U.S.C. 3501 note), certain "personal data identifiers" (including
Social Security numbers, dates of birth, financial account numbers
and names of minor children) must be modified or partially redacted
by the litigants prior to filing documents electronically or on
While the responsibility for redacting these personal identifiers
rests solely with counsel and the parties, copies of case documents
provided by the U.S. District Court Clerk’s office that include
personal data identifiers, may in some instances be redacted
(blacked out) by court staff. Read our
Notice for more information.
View the federal
Local Rule 5.2 addresses public access to case information and
redaction requirements for filing attorneys.
Contact the Clerk's office, at (317) 229-3700,
with questions or concerns about public access and privacy issues.
Learn more about
Obtaining Copies of Court Documents.
All INSD publications, forms, court opinions and most case documents are
available in PDF format. The free Adobe Acrobat®
Reader is required to view PDF documents.