FAQs

  • Can I fax pleadings?

    Local Civil Rule 5.2 requires original documents to be filed.  Faxes are not accepted, unless otherwise authorized by the court.

  • What kind of notification does the attorney of record receive on a case?

    All registered CM/ECF users will receive email notification of all filings to a primary email address (there is an option for additional email addresses) which includes a hyperlink to the document and one free look at the document filed.

  • What are the operating hours for the court?

    The court is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for federal holidays.

  • Why don’t my menus in CM/ECF appear?

    You have logged in with your PACER account information and not CM/ECF account information.

  • What is my login/password?

    You must contact the Clerk’s Office at (570) 207-5600 and we will provide you with your login information and reset your password.

  • How do I change my email address in ECF?

    You may change your email address under the Utilities menu and Your Account, then select Maintain My Email.

  • How do I withdraw a pleading?

    File a document indicating your intention using the Withdrawal of Document event located in the Misc. Events category.  Create a link between the document you’re filing and the document being withdrawn.

  • How can I tell what version of Adobe Acrobat I’m using?

    Open Adobe Acrobat and click the Help pull down menu and select About Adobe Acrobat.

  • What is the proper way to electronically sign a document?

    The signature line on all electronically filed documents must contain a /s/ [typewritten name of person] to be properly e-filed.

  • How can I make smaller files when I scan a document?

    Scanned documents are frequently very large and may cause ECF to "time out" during filing. In addition, CM/ECF will not accept files larger than 5 MB. To avoid being .timed out., choose the optimal scanner setting of black and white (not grayscale or color), set the resolution to 200 dpi, and the paper size of 8½x11. If the scanned document is still too large, separate it into smaller PDF files.

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