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April 18, 2014

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This Court will be updating PACER on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. During this time, all users will be prevented from filing documents electronically using this Court’s ECF system and from accessing documents through PACER.

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.

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 6 or above (also referred to as Java 1.6) 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.

Reference Information

Guide to Electronic Filing

Information Available on This Page

Registration and Updating Your Account
Logging in to File a Document
Logging in to View Documents

Training

How to Guides (PDFs)

Attorney Introduction to CM/ECF
How to File an Appearance of Counsel Form
How to File a Motion
How to File a Brief
How to Find Case Handler
How to Complete Bar Membership Renewal

Electronic Learning Modules (Videos)

Flash Player 9.0 or higher is required to play videos

How to File Appearance of Counsel Form
How to File a Motion
How to File a Brief

 


Registration and Updating Your Account

Appellate court electronic filing registration is handled through the PACER Service Center [click Appellate ECF Filer Registration under Featured Links].

Register for a new Appellate ECF account (this registration link is for users who have never registered for an account with another appellate court.)

Note: An attorney appearing in a case as a pro se party must register as an "attorney" when submitting an ECF registration form in PACER.

If you do have an account elsewhere, Update your ECF account to add the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit [click the Register for Additional Court(s) link on the Appellate CM/ECF Filer Account Update screen after you login].

You must be a member of the circuit bar or admitted for a particular proceeding (see 11th Cir. R. 46-3, 46-4) before you register for electronic filing. You may apply for admission using the appropriate form from the Attorney Admissions page on the Court’s website.

Registration tips:

  • all fields marked with a red asterisk are required fields
  • notice in cases is via a Notice of Docket Activity (NDA); you can choose to receive the notices as they occur throughout the day (each transaction), or receive a daily summary of all activity
  • email format options - HTML or plain text (depending upon your email program)
  • passwords must be 8 - 14 characters and contain at least 2 non-alpha characters; you can enter a password of your choosing or allow the system to generate one for you.
  • Registration is not instantaneous. Registration processing can take up to 10 business days, so registering prior to the time that you want to enter your first filing electronically will assist you with filing delays. We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible.
  • You will receive email correspondence about your request as soon as possible after the request is processed by our office. Registering prior to the time that you want to enter your first filing electronically will assist you with avoiding filing delays.

For help with registration, contact the PACER Service Center at 800-676-6856 or pacer@psc.uscourts.gov.

Logging In to File a Document

Log in to Electronic Case Filing.
Java: You must have Java Version 6 or above (also referred to as Java 1.6) 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.

Logging In to View Documents

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.


 
Links with Related Information

Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Login

Guide to Electronic Filing (Rev. 3/14)

Register for a new Appellate ECF account

CM/ECF Docket Report
(Docketed Jan. 1, 2010 and later)

PACER Docket Report
(Docketed BEFORE Jan. 1, 2010)

Web-Based CIP

 

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