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Register to Use the CM/ECF System and/or PACER System

Register for CM/ECF

To file documents on CM/ECF and receive Notices of Electronic Filing of activity in your cases, attorneys must register with the Court as a CM/ECF Filer or Confidential Information Filer by completing the attached CM/ECF User ID Registration Form (Form 1). Because notice of docketing is given to counsel of record via e-mail, counsel are encouraged to include a general e-mail address for their firm/agency, as well as an individual e-mail address, in the User Information part of the Registration Form. This will help ensure that you will receive notification of any case activity.

CM/ECF Filer and Confidential Information Filer User IDs and passwords will be sent within two weeks after receipt of the form.

 

Register for PACER

To perform queries, run reports and view documents not received via Notice of Electronic Filing, you must register with PACER. PACER accounts will not have the ability to file documents electronically.

Information on PACER registration can be found on the PACER website at: www.pacer.gov.

Notice: Sharing CM/ECF filing credentials and PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or designating that provider as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing or Notice of Docket Activity (NEF/NDA) will give it access to sealed case information and documents in violation of court order. You are urged to use caution in your computer security practices to ensure that sealed documents to which you have access are not disclosed. Fee exempt users should not share the documents they obtain from PACER under the exemption, unless expressly authorized by the court.

 

Linking CM/ECF Accounts and PACER Accounts

If you have a CM/ECF Filer or Confidential Information Filer account and a PACER account, you may link your accounts together so you can file, perform queries, run reports and view documents using only your CM/ECF User ID and Password. To link your accounts together, follow the steps below:

1. Log in to CM/ECF using your CM/ECF User ID and Password and attempt to view a document, perform a query or run a report. You will be taken to a PACER Login page.

2. Check the box marked, "Make this my default PACER login", enter your PACER Login and Password and click on the Login button.