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Rule 6. Protection of Privacy

Because Court records are public records, parties will refrain from putting the appellant’s or petitioner’s VA claims file number on motions, briefs, and responses (but not the Notice of Appeal (see Rule 3 (c)(1))); use of the Court’s docket number is sufficient identification. In addition, parties should redact the appellant’s or petitioner’s VA claims file number from documents submitted to the Court in connection with motions, briefs, and responses.