E-Filing (CM/ECF) Information

In appeals in which the briefing notice is issued on or after April 1, 2014, counsel using the ECF system must file appendices electronically, as well as in paper. See Section 11.1 of the Guide to Electronic Filing.

On April 1, 2013, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals began MANDATORY electronic filing for attorneys.

ATTENTION ATTORNEY FILERS

An Attorney Filer who represented a party below must file an Appearance of Counsel Form prior to any action being taken on a motion or other filing.

An Attorney Filer who did not represent a party below (e.g., amicus curiae) must file an Appearance of Counsel Form at least two days prior to filing any other document in the case. This is necessary because the Appearance of Counsel Form must be processed by the clerk before the ECF system will accept other e-filings by that Attorney Filer.

Please note that every e-filing requires time for processing by the clerk and possible submission to the court. Do not expect a motion or other filing to be acted upon within a certain period of time.


Pursuant to Section 4.4 of the ECF Guide, the electronic filing of a Certificate of Interested Persons (CIP) in ECF does not relieve an Attorney Filer of the requirement to also complete and keep updated the web-based CIP on the Court's web site. To complete the web-based CIP, counsel must obtain from the clerk an Eleventh Circuit EDF identification number which is independent of PACER and ECF login accounts. See 11th Cir. R. 26.1-2.


Java
You must have Java Version 7 (also referred to as Java 1.7) to file documents using Appellate ECF. To download Java, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html. Users should download the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) version.

If you have Java related issues with ECF, please visit the PACER Appellate page (https://www.pacer.gov/psco/cgi-bin/cmecf/ea-regform.pl) to check if the version of Java installed is compatible with ECF.

Reference Information

Guide to Electronic Filing

Additional Information

Registration and Updating Your Account

Log in to Electronic Case Filing

To view documents in cases docketed Jan. 1, 2010 and later, you can log in to CM/ECF PACER.

To view documents in cases docketed BEFORE Jan. 1, 2010, you can log in to PACER.

Eleventh Circuit ECF help desk

Procedural questions concerning how to docket a specific event should be directed to the Eleventh Circuit ECF help desk at (404) 335-6125.