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Electronic Filing

A non-incarcerated pro se litigant in a pending case may apply to the Court for permission to file and receive documents electronically on a form prescribed by the Clerk’s Office. If the Court grants a pro se litigant permission to file documents electronically, that permission is limited to the case specified, and the Court may withdraw that permission at any time during the pendency of a case.  See: LR Gen 302(b)

Non-incarcerated pro se litigants who wish to file and receive documents electronically, must first:

  • Complete the mandatory interactive CM/ECF training modules located in the Training Resources section of the Court’s website by clicking here.
  • Complete, file with the Clerk’s Office, and serve on opposing counsel the below Pro Se Motion to Obtain an ECF Login and Password

Pro Se Motion to Obtain a CM/ECF Login and Password

  • Register for a PACER account     

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service. A PACER account is required to view docket reports and electronically filed documents.

If you have not previously done so, you may register for a PACER account by visiting http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To login to PACER, please visit: http://pacer.rid.uscourts.gov.

A confirmation e-mail, which will include login and password credentials for CM/ECF, will be sent only to those pro se litigants who have been allowed to file and receive documents electronically.