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 Create a link between the document you’re filing and the document being withdrawn.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.