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E-Filing (CM/ECF)

Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)

The Middle District of Florida uses Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (NextGen CM/ECF) for e-filing, managing case files, and providing lawyers easy access to court rulings and case files. To access NextGen CM/ECF, a lawyer must have an individual PACER Account. Membership or special admission is necessary to practice in the Middle District. Visit the court's For Lawyers page for membership details and e-filing registration information.

When e-filing, lawyers should take care to know the privacy standards in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2, Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 49.1, and Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9037.

Absent a court order, NextGen CM/ECF is unavailable to non-lawyers. Non-lawyers may access dockets and filings by visiting any of the clerk's offices or obtaining a PACER Case Search Only Account. Non-lawyers can also view recent opinions here or at the Government Printing Office's FDsys website. Non-lawyers that have been granted e-filing access in their case can refer to Non-Attorney E-File Registration for details on how to register.

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Maintaining Your NextGen CM/ECF Account

Lawyers and non-lawyers with e-filing access must update their contact information in PACER. Name, address, and e-mail updates are all managed by logging into your PACER Account. Accurate contact information is required for compliance with Local Rules and receipt of Notices of Electronic Filing. Refer to Maintaining Your NextGen CM/ECF Account for details.