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Redaction Guidelines and Forms

Beginning August 1, 2021 (see Order M274-21 PDF), filers must remove personal information from briefs in certain civil cases:

  • Civil I
  • Collections
  • Contracts
  • General Civil
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Liens, Malpractice
  • Merit Personnel
  • Other Civil, Property, Real Property, Torts, and Vehicle Cases

To file your redacted brief, complete and attach a Redaction Certification then use the drop-down menu in the eFiling system to select "Redacted Brief." If you do not have an attorney and do not eFile, you can email efilehelp [at] for help.

  Required form for case types listed above

  Common questions about the redaction project

  Tips for removing information from your documents