Technical CM/ECF Related Questions
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 I not view a document from an e-mail (NEF)notifying me that something was filed?
Make sure your email system is set to open links with the Internet Browser or Firefox browser (depending on your default browser). If you get a login screen when you click on the document hyperlink from within the NEF, make sure you enter your ECF User login not your PACER login.
If someone else, who is authorized to use your ECF User login, has already viewed the document, your one free look will have expired and you will need to login to PACER and are subject to PACER fees.
The first time a document is viewed using the linked document in an e-mail notice (NEF), it will be free. Anytime after the first viewing, you will be charged to view the document. The document should be saved to your local hard drive during your first view. If you have given your login information to staff, the first one to view the document using your login information gets the free look. After that PACER charges are incurred.
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.
What kind of notification does the attorney of record receive on a case?
All registered CM/ECF users will receive an email notification, Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF), of all filings, which includes a hyperlink to the document. Participants who are not registered must be mailed a copy of the filing by the attorney filing electronically.hese notices can be received in either Summary or Individual format.
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).
Why should I be concerned about the changes to the Court's Gateway system Effective 12/2/10?
To ensure timely delivery of Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs) from CM/ECF, parties who receive E-Services from the Court should contact their Internet Service Providers (ISPs), e-mail providers, or IT departments to white list the following IP addresses for e-mail deliveries. Failure to do so may cause delays in receiving Notices Electronic Filing from CM/ECF as these e-mails may be filtered out as unwanted emails or SPAM e-mails based on the setups configured by their Internet Service Providers (ISPs), e-mail providers, or IT departments.
Gateway Name: icmecf101.gtwy.uscourts.gov
Gateway Name: icmecf102.gtwy.uscourts.gov
Gateway Name: icmecf201.gtwy.uscourts.gov
Gateway Name: icmecf202.gtwy.uscourts.gov
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.