Instructions For Requesting A Certificate Of Good Standing Electronically

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Requests for a certificate of good standing must be submitted electronically through CM/ECF and the required fee of $19.00 for each certificate paid by credit card at the time of submission.  Refer to the following step-by-step instructions.

  1. Log in to CM/ECF using your court-assigned CM/ECF login and password.
  2. On the blue menu bar, 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 can be requested by this electronic filing. Click NEXT.
  6. Enter the following information for the attorney in which a certificate of good standing is requested: California State Bar number, full name of the attorney, and e-mail address where the certificate of good standing should be sent. Click NEXT.
  7. The screen will display the $19.00 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 completing your request in CM/ECF, contact the CM/ECF Helpdesk at (213) 894-0242 or ecf-helpdesk@cacd.uscourts.gov.