CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions


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I registered for ECF but I have not received a login and password. How can I check on this?

We are processing requests for ECF logins and reconciling attorney admissions information with ECF applications as soon as possible after receipt. Generally, logins and passwords are issued within 10 business days of our receipt of the application. In order to be eligible for an ECF login in the District of Massachusetts, you must have re-registered for attorney admission if you were previously admitted to the U.S.D.C. bar for the District of Massachusetts or you must have been allowed to appear pro hac vice, or you represent the United States Government. Also, you must make sure that your mail server allows mail to arrive from CMecfRegistrar@mad.uscourts.gov and ECFNotice@mad.uscourts.gov.

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* I have a box full of exhibits. Must they all be filed electronically?

* How do I know what entry to use?

* May I file a notice of appearance for another attorney?

* Is CM/ECF mandatory?

* What if I make a mistake when filing a document?

* What documents can not be filed electronically?

* What should we do when an attorney leaves the firm?

* I am filing a civil case with many parties. Do I add them all?

* I need a summons. What do I do?

* What is CM/ECF?

* How do I sign my documents?

* I filed an answer that included two other attorneys from my firm, but their names do not appear on the docket. Why?

* The law firm I work for is merging with another firm. How do I update my contact information?

* How do I sign and file an affidavit?

* I filed an Immigration or Naturalization petition, but can not see the case through PACER. Why?

* I am having problems logging in with the information that was provided to me. Every time I type in the password, the system tells me that it is incorrect or that I can cancel or continue. Can you please check my account and let me know why I keep getting an error when I use it.

* Where is the Notice of Removal entry?

* How do I file a new civil case?

* Do I need to use a client code when logging into PACER or ECF?

* I filed an appearance in a case, but have since the left the firm. What do I need to do to stop receiving notices?

* How do I register for Electronic Case Filing (ECF) in the District of Massachusetts?

* Can you change my or my associate's email address for me?

* What happens when I am on vacation and I don't have access to e-mail?

* Local Rule requires a Certificate of Service, but how do I know who I have to serve by paper?

* How do I pay my filing fee?

* How do I file documents filed as part of the mediation process?

* I am admitted pro hac vice? May I register to use CM/ECF?

* I registered for ECF and have begun to receive e-mails with the Notice of Electronic Filing but I have not received a login and password yet. What do I do?

* How do I file my executed summons?

* How do I get a summons when I file a new case?

* I filed a document that requires a fee, but failed to make the payment. What do I do?




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