Technical CM/ECF Related Questions
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.
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).
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 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.
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 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.
I was receiving Notice of Electronic Filings (NEFs) with my primary and secondary e-mail addresses but I have not been receiving them recently. What could be the problem?
CM/ECF may prevent the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) from being sent to an attorney on a case when there are two or more e-mail addresses associated to that attorney with different delivery methods. This is known to be an intermittent problem when the attorney’s primary and secondary e-mail addresses have different delivery methods selected. To rectify this problem, the attorney should update his/her account in CM/ECF via Utilities > Maintain Your E-Mail Address. On the Email Information Screen, change the Delivery Method to either “Summary NEF” or “Individual NEF,” whichever option the attorney prefers, for both the primary and all secondary e-mail addresses. To ensure that the electronic notices will not fail again, the attorney must select the same delivery method for all e-mail addresses associated to his/her account.