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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 required.

    For Georgia Northern Bankruptcy Court (“GANB”), all Applicants seeking permission to file electronically must view the CM/ECF Training Videos before access to GANB’s Live CM/ECF database will be granted. 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?

    You can add secondary email addresses in CM/ECF under Utilities → Maintain Your ECF Account → Email information. If you need to update your primary email address, you will log in to Manage Your Account in PACER and use the Update E-Filer Email Noticing and Frequency link under Maintenance. Instructions for requesting updates to your CM/ECF account, including your primary email address are located here.