CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions


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How do I know what entry to use?

CM/ECF contains literally hundreds of entries (also called events). To find the proper event to use, click on Search on the blue menu bar and enter some portion of the entry you wish to file. If one exists, the system will respond with a link to the menu, and the event. You may proceed with your electronic entry as normal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

* What documents can not be filed electronically?

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

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

* How do I sign and file an affidavit?

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

* 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?

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

* How do I pay my filing fee?

* Is CM/ECF mandatory?

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

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

* How do I sign my documents?

* How do I file a new civil case?

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

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

* I need a summons. What do I do?

* How do I file my executed summons?

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

* Where is the Notice of Removal entry?

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

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

* What is CM/ECF?

* 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.

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

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




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