Frequently Asked Questions About CM/ECF

SYSTEM DOWNTIME: CM/ECF in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be unavailable from Saturday May 26, 2018 at 08:00 AM PDT until Sunday May 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM PDT for a major system upgrade. You will not be able to file any documents electronically or view the Ninth Circuit's docket during this time. If you have an after hours emergency during this time, call the after hours emergency line at (415) 355-8000 and the duty attorney will assist you.


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: 14 May 2018

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