CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions


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How do I sign my documents?

"The user log-in and password required to submit documents to the ECF system shall serve as that user's signature for purposes of Fed.R.Civ.P.11 and for all other purposes under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of this court. All electronically filed documents must include a signature block and must set forth the attorney's name, Bar number, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The name of the ECF user under whose log-in and password the document is submitted must be preceded by a ""/s/"" and typed in the space where the signature would otherwise appear. (See CM/ECF Administrative Procedures, Section J)"

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* How do I know what entry to use?

* How do I sign and file an affidavit?

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

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

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

* I'm unable to print a pdf document, it only asks me to name it. Why?

* What if my document is too large, or is bound in some way that I can't scan it?

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

* How do I file a new civil case?

* I recently upgraded my Adobe application. When I try to view PDF documents in CM/ECF, I see a blank screen. How can I fix this?

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

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

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

* 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?

* 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.

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

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

* What is CM/ECF?

* How do I file my executed summons?

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

* Is CM/ECF mandatory?

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

* Where is the Notice of Removal entry?

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

* What documents can not be filed electronically?

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

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

* How do I pay my filing fee?

* Is there a size limitation for Adobe PDF documents in CM/ECF?

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

* I tried to file a document but it says "format not recognized". What am I doing wrong?

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

* I open the document, but all I see is a blank screen. What's wrong?

* I need a summons. What do I do?

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

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




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