The Middle District of Florida uses Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) for e-filing, managing case files, and providing lawyers easy access to court rulings and case files. 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.
The Middle District upgraded to NextGen CM/ECF on 4/5/21, which requires all e-filers to have an individual PACER Account. Membership or special admission is necessary to practice and electronically file in the Middle District.
- Lawyers seeking membership and e-filing access for the first time, must visit the court's For Lawyers page for membership details and e-file registration information.
- If you have not done so already, current members of the court's bar, lawyers specially admitted, government lawyers, and non-lawyers with e-filing access, must link their CM/ECF Account to their PACER Account to e-file after 4/5/21. This is a one-time process and once your accounts are linked, you will login using your PACER credentials to access CM/ECF for the Middle District. Refer to the following documents for details:
Absent a court order, 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.
Maintaining Your NexGen 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.