CM/ECF is the court's online case management and electronic case filing application. It enables participating attorneys and litigants to submit documents electronically to the court and allows the court to file, maintain, and retrieve case file information. CM/ECF filing is mandatory for attorneys. With permission from the court (on each case), those representing themselves (pro se filers) may file using CM/ECF. You can directly access CM/ECF by adding http://ecf.nmd.uscourts.gov to your bookmarks/favorites.
PACER is a fee-based public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts.
A CM/ECF account and a PACER account are recommended. Your CM/ECF account will be used primarily for filing and validating access rights to restricted case information. Your PACER account will be used for case related queries and reports.
- CM/ECF accounts are issued locally to attorneys and qualified pro se litigants. Any CM/ECF account we issue is valid only in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. If filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico or another federal appellate, district or bankruptcy court, you must apply for a separate account in that court.
- PACER accounts are issued by the PACER Service Center at www.pacer.gov. A PACER account is valid in any federal appellate, district or bankruptcy court.
Manuals and Procedures
If you have questions not covered by one of these guides, try our CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions page.
- Attorney Civil Case Opening Procedures
- Paying Filing Fees Online
- Procedures for Having Civil Summons Issued
- Information on Restricted CM/ECF Cases
- Filing Consent or Non-Consent to U.S. Magistrate Judge Serving as Trial Judge
- Procedures for Submitting Proposed Orders
- Motions to Vacate/Set Aside/Correct Sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2255
- Motions for Deposit or Disbursement of Interpleader Funds Under 28 U.S.C. § 1335