CM/ECF is a nationwide upgrade to the way federal courts
file, maintain, and manage case documents and information. The national roll-out of the CM/ECF
system for bankruptcy courts started in March 2001, and is scheduled to take
two to three years. The CM/ECF system for district courts began to roll out
nationally in May 2002. The CM/ECF system for appellate courts is expected
to begin rolling out in the late summer of 2003.
The Middle District of Pennsylvania anticipates going live with its CM/ECF
implementation by March 3, 2003.