The Middle District of Florida uses Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) to manage case files and provide lawyers easy access to court rulings and case files. To access CM/ECF, a lawyer needs a user name and password. To obtain a user name and password, a lawyer must register for a CM/ECF account. When uploading a 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 judge's permission, 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 account. Non-lawyers can also view recent opinions here or at the Government Printing Office's FDsys website.