CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions


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

The Court permits documents that are too large, or that can not be converted to PDF to be filed on paper. See CM/ECF Administrative Procedures, Section M

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

* How do I sign my documents?

* 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.

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

* How do I know what entry to use?

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

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

* Where is the Notice of Removal entry?

* How do I pay my filing fee?

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

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

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

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

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

* How do I file my executed summons?

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

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

* 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 sign and file an affidavit?

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

* 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 a new civil case?

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

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

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

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

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

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

* I need a summons. What do I do?

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

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

* What documents can not be filed electronically?

* Is CM/ECF mandatory?

* What is CM/ECF?

* 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?

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




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