Sealing and Redaction

Certain documents must be sealed in whole or in part pursuant to one or more statutory provisions or court orders that mandate confidential filing. Documents that are not fully sealed nonetheless may contain sensitive information that should be redacted before the documents are filed. A checklist of common grounds for sealing and redaction has been provided to filers. A copy of the attestation form, which must be completed prior to uploading, has been provided to filers.

To ensure effective redaction, you must identify and conceal sensitive content by using redaction methods that permanently remove sensitive content from all metadata and all document layers. Some PDF editing programs as well as specialized redaction tools can help ensure thorough redaction.