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Filing Information

Warning: CM/ECF filers using third-party services or software (e.g., PacerPro, DocketBird, RECAP) to collect and organize case filings, should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share sensitive information or provide unauthorized access to restricted documents. Sharing CM/ECF credentials or designating third-party services as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing or Notice of Docket Activity (NEF/NDA) can result in the service having unauthorized access to sealed or restricted case information and documents in violation of court order. CM/ECF filers are urged to be cautious in their computer security practices when using third-party services and software to ensure that sealed or restricted documents to which you have access are not disclosed.


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.  You can directly access CM/ECF by adding 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.  PACER accounts are issued by the PACER Service Center at  A PACER account is valid in any federal appellate, district or bankruptcy court.


All viewers and filers will need their own individual PACER account.  Utilizing a Central Sign-on (CSO) paradigm, filers are granted filing privileges (through admissions or other establish process) for each court in which they practice.  Filers with existing accounts will link their previous CM/ECF filing accounts to their upgraded PACER acount.

Manuals and Procedures

If you have questions not covered by one of these guides, try our CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions page.