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Frequently Asked Questions About the Transition to PACER

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Transition to PACER

When will the Court make the transition to the PACER System?

What is the difference between the CM/ECF System and the PACER System?

Will I need a PACER or CM/ECF account to view the Rules of the Court, Administrative Orders and Slip Opinions on the Court’s website?

PACER Registration and Accounts

How do I register for a PACER account?

Can I register for a PACER account now?

Can I use PACER to run reports and view documents on the Court’s CM/ECF System now?

I already have my own PACER account, will I need to register for a new one?

I already share a PACER account provided by my firm/agency/company, will I have to register for my own PACER account?

PACER Access Fees

When I log into PACER, I am prompted for my Login, Password and Client Code. What is the Client Code?

What will the access fees be for using the PACER System?

Will there be new fees for filing documents?

CM/ECF Users

I am registered as a CM/ECF User, how will the transition to the PACER System affect me?

CM/ECF Filers and Confidential Information Filers

I am a CM/ECF Filer or Confidential Information Filer, how will the Court’s transition to the PACER System affect me?

I am an attorney with active cases before the Court, will I need an account for PACER, CM/ECF or both?

I have a CM/ECF Filer or Confidential Information Filer account and a PACER account, can I link them together?

Notices of Electronic Filing and One Free Look

I am a CM/ECF Filer or Confidential Information Filer, will I need a PACER account to receive notice of activity in my cases?

I am a CM/ECF Filer or Confidential Information Filer, how will I get my one free look at a document served upon me via Notice of Electronic Filing?

Will each attorney of record in a case get one free look at a document served upon them via Notice of Electronic Filing?

I have secondary email addresses linked to my CM/ECF Filer or Confidential Information Filer account, will they get one free look at the documents served upon them via Notice of Electronic Filing?

Updating Your Contact Information

If I need to update my contact information, will I have to notify both PACER and the Court?

PACER Training and Help

Is PACER training available?

Who do I contact for PACER-related help?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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