Technical CM/ECF Related Questions
How do I file an Audio recording or non-paper document?
Please refer to Local Rule 11-5.1, Non-Paper Physical Exhibits
How can I learn who has consented to e-service in a case and who has not?
Login to CM/EC, click on Utilities, then click on Mailings. Next, click on Mailing Info for a Case. Enter the case number and click on Submit.
In the event the documents are not displayed on the docket sheet; then go through the e-filing process again.
If the docket entry appears on the docket sheet but there’s no silver ball next to the document, it means the Notice of Electronic Filing was not created and counsel were not served with the docuemnt. Refile the document(s) as "Amended" or "Corrected" documents and link to the document which was not served.
What hardware and software will attorneys need to participate in CM/ECF?
Visit our Software and Hardware requirements page for details.
What does Page Not Available mean when I use the back button during an e-filing session?
The "Page Not Available" message means that your document has been dropped from the docket entry and must be reattached. It is usually best to just start over by clicking on the Civil or Criminal Menu. However, you can just use the back button until a CM/ECF e-filing screen appears then continue your e-filing by reattaching your document(s) to the docket entry.
Why can’t I access a previous page viewed by clicking on the "Back" button on the browser after selecting a link within the CM/ECF system?
Unlike most programs, a web browser will open multiple windows. In other words, two or more windows in which the browser appears may be active at the same time. Look at the tool bar at the bottom of the screen, this is the same bar where the start button is located. If the browser logo appears on two different buttons, you have more than one window open. Click on the button that is not active (not highlighted) to open the previous window. If there is only one window open, click on the "GO" menu item at the very top of the screen; a drop down menu will appear where you can click on the address of the page to which you wish to return.
How to check the date and time a document e-filed ?
Log on to CM/ECF, select "Utilities" and click on View Your Transaction Log. You can obtain the information by viewing the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF).
How do I access the Docket Report to view activity for a specific case?
While logged in to CM/ECF, click on "Reports". Then select "Docket Sheet" and log in to your PACER account .
Viewing activity for a specific case through Query:
While logged into CM/ECF, click on "Query". Select "Query" and enter your case number; then login to your PACER account.
How do I access the option to View Your Transaction Log?
Accessing the option to View Your Transaction Log through CM/ECF >Utilities (on the blue menu bar): click on View Your Transaction Log, enter the date(s) for which you want to see documents filed with your ECF User Name and Password. This report does not require you to login to PACER.
How can I be sure I’m attaching the correct document?
When you browse to the appropriate document name, highlight the document name and use the right click on the mouse. Then click "open". This will open the document so you can see whether or not you’ve chosen the right document. If it’s the correct one, close the image and double click on the file name to attach it in the browse screen.