Begin Electronic Case Filing
CM/ECF Registration forms received after June 25, 2020 will NOT be processed. Registrations received after that date need to be processed through PACER as the Middle District of PA will be going live on NextGen on June 29, 2020. Please click on the NextGen tab above for more information.
Get an individual PACER account, if you don't already have one, at PACER.USCOURTS.gov.
Get the ECF User Manual
Computer-based tutorials from the PACER Service Center.
Log into the Middle District's ECF live training database (ECF version 5.0) to explore and learn. You may sign in using any login from attorney1 through attorney12. The password is attorney for all test logins.
New procedure for issuing a summons in a civil case beginning Monday, December 3, 2012
Important Information Regarding Brief in Opposition Deadline for Motions for Summary Judgment
How E-filers Can Make Chambers Happy
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Standing Order 07-1: In RE: Compliance with Electronic Case Filing Registration Requirements
Important: ECF and PACER users please click here to see important information regarding available written opinions at no cost
Information about Pay.gov
Standing Order 05-6 In RE: Electronic Case Filing Policies & Procedures
Amended Standing Order 94-2 Standing Practice Order: Standing Practice Order in Pro Se Plaintiff Cases Revised 12/2/05, supersedes all prior versions.
Important ECF Notice for Attorneys
Standing Order 04-4: Amendment to Local Rule 5.2 Redaction of Personal Information
Standing Order 04-5: Notice of Electronic Availability of Case File Information
Important Notice to Attorneys RE: Entry of Appearance and Withdrawal of Appearance on Cases in ECF
For toll-free ECF telephone support, you may call the divisional office nearest to you during regular business hours: