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Frequently Asked Questions: Lawyers
How can a member of the court’s bar update contact information or reset password in CM/ECF?
If you are trying to link your CM/ECF Account to your PACER Account go to https://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/webforms/reset-your-cmecf-password for details. A member must update contact information and reset their password in PACER. Refer to Maintaining Your NextGen CM/ECF Account or visit the PACER website for details.
How can a member of the court’s bar verify membership and obtain the original admission date?
To verify membership and obtain the original admission date, a member may search the online Directory of Members of the Court's Bar.
Does a member of the court’s bar have to pay a renewal fee?
Yes. A member must pay $15 to renew their membership during renewal periods, which occur every five years. The next renewal period will begin June 1, 2025 and end August 31, 2025. A $50 late fee will apply if the renewal fee is paid between September 1, 2025 and September 30, 2025. If a member fails to pay the renewal fee and any late fee by September 30, 2025, the member must apply for re-admission and pay a $203 initial application fee.
Is there a fee for a lawyer to be specially admitted to practice in the court's bar?
Yes, $150. For other requirements for special admission, see Local Rule 2.01(c).
How can I obtain a certificate of good standing with the court's bar?
Middle District of Florida lawyers in good standing and registered to file in CM/ECF can request a certificate of good standing in CM/ECF (24 hours a day, seven days a week). Lawyers can request an electronic certificate or a paper certificate (with raised seal). CM/ECF will re-direct the lawyer to Pay.gov to pay the $20 fee. Within two business days's the clerk's office will email an electronic certificate of good standing or will mail a paper certificate of good standing (with raised seal).