Frequently Asked Questions About CM/ECF

SYSTEM DOWNTIME: CM/ECF in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be unavailable from 10:00 PM until midnight each Saturday and Sunday for system maintenance.


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: 27 May 2018

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