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CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there fees associated with CM/ECF?

    There are no additional fees for filing documents over the Internet using CM/ECF. Only standard court document filing fees apply. Electronic access to individual case docket sheets and filed documents is available through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) program. Litigants receive one free copy of documents filed electronically in their cases through a link in the e-mailed Notice of Electronic Filing; additional copies are available to attorneys and to the general public for viewing or downloading through PACER. There is no charge to view court opinions and court calendars. As directed by Congress, the judiciary's electronic public access program is funded entirely through user fees set by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

  • How will users learn how to file documents in CM/ECF?

    Filing documents in CM/ECF is easy; generally only a minimal amount of training is needed. More information about training in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia will be provided after you submit your registration form.

    A participant must complete the training provided by the Court and learn the basics using the training database before the Clerk will issue a login and password to the LIVE database. The CM/ECF Live password will not be assigned until a participant has demonstrated sufficient aptitude in using CM/ECF, based on testing conducted by Court personnel. Training requirements may be waived for current CM/ECF participants in another Bankruptcy Court.

    The PACER Service Center website also has computer-based training modules and FAQs.

  • How do I add additional email addresses to my CM/ECF account?

    Any email address changes need to be made by the Clerk's Office.  Please email the change(s) to: ecf_helpdesk@ganb.uscourts.gov