Technical Information

Requirements for using CM/ECF

The computer equipment and software required to electronically file documents in CM/ECF is similar to that commonly found in many law firms today.

To access documents filed in the CM/ECF system you will need:

  • A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows or Macintosh
  • Word processing software
  • Internet access and a browser. The system has been certified with Netscape and Internet Explorer
  • Software to both read and write PDF documents
  • A Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) account

To file documents into the CM/ECF system, you will also need:

  • Local court-assigned account and password (registration has not yet begun)
  • An e-mail account to receive electronic notices through CM/ECF
  • Word processing software
  • A CD writer (CD-RW) to store PDF files to be submitted with paper documents (sealed, other) filed at the courthouse
  • A document scanner may be necessary to create document images in PDF format that are not created via your word processing software, such as exhibits or other supporting documents. It is recommended that the scanner have an automatic document feeder (ADF) which allows easier and faster scanning of multi-page documents.

Notice re: CM/ECF Notices of Electronic Filing (12/02/2010)