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CM/ECF Information

The Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system is the Federal Judiciary's comprehensive case management system for all bankruptcy, district, and appellate courts.  CM/ECF allows courts to accept filings and provide access to filed documents over the internet.


CM/ECF keeps out-of-pocket expenses low, gives concurrent access to case files by multiple parties, and offers expanded search and reporting capabilities.  The system also offers the ability to:  immediately update dockets andmake them available to users, file pleadings electroncially with the court, and download documents and print them directly from the court system.


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Note:  All attached documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format.  You will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view these documents.  If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may get it here.



CM/ECF Registration Form38.77 KB
Address Change Form38.47 KB
Administrative Procedures Guide for Electronic Filing amended March 2017 209.71 KB
Attorney Checklist - Opening Civil Cases on Line39.79 KB
Civil Case Opening by Attorneys - Instructions1.27 MB
Buffalo or Rochester - How to Determine Where to File Your Case35.96 KB
Standard Party Guidelines for Entering Party Names on a New Case37.35 KB
Social Security and Conventionally Filed Actions32.74 KB
Internet Credit Card Payments439.06 KB
Notice of Appeal On Line Payment Instructions703.02 KB
Pro Hac Vice On Line Payment Instructions675.68 KB
Order to Refund Fees Through Pay.gov781.11 KB
Viewing Restricted Documents7.4 KB

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