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**When filing a motion for leave you should make sure that you NEVER EVER FILE THE DOCUMENT YOU ARE ASKING LEAVE FOR UNTIL THE COURT GRANTS YOUR MOTION FOR LEAVE.
An Example: I want to file a Corrected Status Report.
First things first: I need to create 2 documents - one is the Motion for Leave PDF and the other is the Corrected Status Report PDF.
As for filing them:
Ahhh, now we have a nice clean docket and our filings comply with court procedures. If you go ahead and file your document before the court grants your motion, you may, to your horror, see all of the documents stricken with an order for you to start all over again. Don't let it happen to you! If you have any doubts or questions about this procedure call the User Assistance Line at 1-866-784-6273 (toll free) or the Clerk's Office at 202-357-6400.