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What is the difference between CM/ECF and PACER?


CM/ECF is utilized for filing documents electronically via the internet. The User Name and Password needed for CM/ECF is assigned by the Court. Each attorney needs a separate CM/ECF and PACER account. PACER is utilized for viewing filed documents and Docket Sheets. PACER case information is available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. PACER account specialists are available to assist you at 1-800-676-6856 between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM CT Monday through Friday or by email at