CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions


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

Create a PDF document for the case called "Notice of Attorney Payment of Fees." Log into CM/ECF and find that same event in the Notices menu. During the fiing of that event, the system will prompt the user for the type of fee being paid, and the credit card information.

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

* 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 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 just paid a case-related fee twice. How do I get the overpayment reversed?

* Is CM/ECF mandatory?

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

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

* How do I pay my filing fee?

* 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 get a summons when I file a new case?

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

* How do I file a new civil case?

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

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

* What documents can not be filed electronically?

* How do I file my executed summons?

* 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 sign and file an affidavit?

* How do I know what entry to use?

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

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

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

* 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?

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

* Where is the Notice of Removal entry?

* How do I sign my documents?

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

* What is CM/ECF?

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




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