Technical CM/ECF Related Questions

  • What hardware and software will attorneys need to participate in CM/ECF?

    Visit our Software and Hardware requirements page for details.

  • I have logged into CM/ECF but I do not get all of the docket entries on the Docket Sheet. Why is that happening?

    Make sure that the Filed/Entered Dates on the report criteria selection screen cover the appropriate dates.

    The cache on your computer may be full. Cache is a location on your hard drive but your browser where data is stored. When you search the Internet, your browser keeps track of every page you have visited and saves this information on your hard drive. If this file becomes large (i.e., many pages have been searched), the result may be a loss of data. Clear your cache and Internet files from whichever browser you are using.

  • 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.

  • Is there anything that Macintosh Users need to be aware of in filing documents?

    CM/ECF was not developed for use on a MAC and the court does not support Safari.

    Make sure the files have extensions on the end of the file name (.pdf, .doc, .wpd, .txt, etc.). The file name "MOTION" will not work for the CM/ECF system but " MOTION.PDF" will work.

  • How do I file an Audio recording or non-paper document?

    Please refer to Local Rule 11-5.1, Non-Paper Physical Exhibits

  • Are there any special instructions regarding AOL users?

    The AOL internet connection will work for CM/ECF, but the AOL provided browser is not supported. In addition, the AOL spam blocking software has been known to block e-mails from court sites.

  • Why doesn't the Search menu in CM/ECF work?
    Some browsers, such as Google Chrome, do not support the Search menu function.
    If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11, you may activate this feature by following these steps:
    1. Log in to CM/ECF for e-filing
    2. Click on the Tools menu
    3. Select "Compatibility View Settings"
    4. In the pop-up window, click on the "Add" button to have the CM/ECF site added to Compatibility View
    5. Close the pop-up window
    The Search menu should now be activated.  If you still encounter issues, please contact your IT department.