The upgrade to NextGen CM/ECF is complete. For more information, see Implementation of NextGen CM/ECF - COMPLETE. The information on this page and the FAQ pages will be updated regularly, so stay tuned.
NOTE: As of October 27, 2014, you will not be able to use your Appellate ECF credentials without a linked PACER account. See this page for instructions. For training to walk you through the linking process and help you understand some of the changes in NextGen CM/ECF, go here.
Registering prior to the time that you want to enter your first filing electronically will assist you with filing delays. We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible.
Admission: If you are an attorney, you do not need to be admitted to the bar of this Court before you register for electronic filing, but you should concurrently apply for admission. Information on attorney admission is available at Attorney Admissions Instructions.
To update your ECF account (for example, to change your address or add additional email addresses), navigate to Account Update, log in, and follow the instructions on the page.
Circuit Rule 25-5 provides details about which documents can and cannot be filed electronically. Effective December 1, 2009, the Administrative Order Regarding Electronic Filing in All Ninth Circuit Cases is no longer in effect and has been incorporated into the Ninth Circuit Rules.
To view documents in a case, you can log in to PACER. Note that if you want to access documents in a Social Security or immigration case, you must access the the docket via Appellate ECF. See I cannot access a document in a Social Security or immigration case. Is there a problem?
If you have a question about Appellate ECF and you cannot find the answer on the Court's or PACER's websites, submit your question using this form: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/cmecf/feedback/. You can expect a reply from the Court during the Court's business hours, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time.
Last Update: 5 December 2014
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