The Electronic Case Filing (ECF) System is the Federal Judiciary's automated system that allows registered users to file and view cases and pleadings on line. Attorneys and creditors filing more than 25 claims each year must submit filings electronically, unless authorized by court order to file documents on paper. Should a prospective user wish to access the court's ECF system, a request for a login and password must be submitted to the court. If ECF training is desired, on-line training modules may be completed as refresher courses. ECF Help Desk staff members in each office are available to answer questions regarding ECF filing procedures from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Legal advice will not be provided.
Case Information may also be viewed and printed on Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER). Visit the PACER website for login and password instructions. Information on cases filed before January 1, 2003, have been archived, and may be accessed through the Federal Records Center. An archive case search may be conducted on the court’s website. Fees for archive case retrieval may apply.