CM/ECF Helpdesk

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Before contacting the Court, be sure to review our Frequently Asked Questions (see right-hand column of this page), where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions.  If the answer to your question is found in one of our Frequently Asked Questions, you will not receive a response from the Court.

Business Hours:    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST)

Phone Number:     (213) 894-0242

E-mail Address:

Are you having trouble logging in?  Please note that on February 18, 2020, the Central District of California upgraded its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (“NextGen”) of CM/ECF.  To continue e-filing in the Central District after the Court’s transition to NextGen, CM/ECF Users who were e-filers before February 18, 2020 must link their old CM/ECF accounts to their individual, upgraded PACER accounts.  The first time a user logs in to CM/ECF on or after February 18, 2020, the user must link his or her old CM/ECF account to his or her individual, upgraded PACER account.  After you have linked your accounts, you will use your PACER login and password, not your old CM/ECF login and password, to log in on all future visits.  For more information about NextGen and detailed instructions for linking your accounts, click here.

If you are having trouble with your PACER password, please visit the PACER website ( or contact the PACER Service Center at (800) 676-6856.