Frequently Asked Questions About CM/ECF

IMPORTANT: The CM/ECF system will be unavailable on Friday May 27, 2016, from 12:01 A.M. PDT to 6:00 A.M. PDT for planned maintenance and testing. During the time the system is down, you will not be able to view Ninth Circuit dockets and you will not be able to file anything via CM/ECF.

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 other FAQ pages will be updated regularly, so stay tuned.

Click a category below to see related questions and answers.

Registration for CM/ECF and Overview of CM/ECF

Filing and Service Using CM/ECF

Streamlined Requests for Extensions of Time


Excerpts of Record

Sealed Filings

Paying Fees

Technical Questions

If you still have a question about CM/ECF after reviewing the information in this page, please do the following:

  1. Check the CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions page at PACER
  2. Check the PACER Frequently Asked Questions page.
  3. If you still do not have an answer, submit your question using this form: 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: 24 May 2016

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