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Frequently Asked Questions: Lawyers

  • How can a member of the court’s bar update contact information in CM/ECF?

    A member may update contact information in CM/ECF by following these steps:

      Log into CM/ECF.
      In the blue menu bar, click Utilities.
      Under Maintain Your Account, choose the information that needs to be changed.

  • How can a member of the court’s bar reset a CM/ECF password?

    A member may reset a CM/ECF password by clicking here. A form to reset a CM/ECF password is also on the court's CM/ECF home page.

  • 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.

  • How can a member of the court’s bar pay a renewal fee?

    A member must pay the renewal fee on CM/ECF (not PACER), not by check or cash. CM/ECF will re-direct the member to pay.gov for payment by credit card or automated clearing house (ACH). Once the member has paid the fee, pay.gov returns the member to CM/ECF to complete the renewal process.

  • Does a member of the court’s bar have to pay a renewal fee?

    Yes. A member must pay $15 to renew membership. The renewal fee must be paid between June 1, 2020, and August 31, 2020.  A $50 late fee applies if the renewal fee is paid between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020. If a member fails to pay the renewal fee and any late fee by September 30, 2020, the member must apply for re-admission and pay a $196 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 2.02.

  • 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 $19 fee. Within two business days's the clerk's office email an electronic certificate of good standing or will mail a paper certificate of good standing (with raised seal).