E-Filing a Request for a Certificate of Good Standing

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Requests for certificates of good standing must be submitted electronically through the Court’s electronic filing system.  The required fee of $21.00 for each certificate must be paid by credit card at the time of submission.  Step-by-step instructions for e-filing a request are set forth below.

  1. Log in to the Court’s electronic filing system using your own username and password.
  2. On the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Civil > Other Filings > Attorney Certificates.
  3. A case number with case type “mc” will be displayed.  Click NEXT.
  4. Select Request for Certificate of Good Standing from the list of available events.  Click NEXT.
  5. The screen will display a message that only one certificate of good standing may be requested at a time.  Click NEXT.
  6. Enter the following information for the attorney for whom a certificate of good standing is being requested:  California State Bar number, full name of the attorney, and email address where the certificate of good standing should be sent.  Click NEXT.
  7. The screen will display the $21.00 fee and a reminder to have your credit card information ready.  Click NEXT.
  8. You will be taken to the online Pay.gov payment screen.  DO NOT CLICK THE “BACK” BUTTON ONCE YOU START THE PAYMENT PROCESS.  Complete all payment data fields.
  9. You will be returned to the CM/ECF site.  Click NEXT.
  10. The “Docket Text: Final Text” screen appears.  Click NEXT to complete the transaction.
  11. The Notice of Electronic Filing screen appears.  You should print or save the Notice of Electronic Filing screen for a record of this transaction because no electronic notice will be sent for this event.

If you do not receive your certificate by e-mail within three business days, contact Attorney Admissions at cacd_attyadm@cacd.uscourts.gov.  If you have a problem e-filing your request, contact the CM/ECF Helpdesk at (213) 894-0242 or ecf-helpdesk@cacd.uscourts.gov.