CM/ECF Requirements

CM/ECF Hardware and Software Requirement

Revised 6/16/11

Hardware Minimum Requirements


Operation speed 100 megahertz


Memory 256 MB RAM


1 gigabyte of free hard disk space to be used for storage


Internet Service Provider (ISP)

ex. Verizon, Comcast, AOL and Earthlink.

Internet Connection

Dial-up, T1 line, cable modem, DSL, or other.

Scanning or Imaging Device

To be used for scanning of documents that need to be imaged and sent to the court.

Software Requirements


Operating system that supports a web browser. (compatible systems include Windows, Linux, Macintosh and others).


Web Browser (compatible):

  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer

The following have not been tested with CM/ECF but appear to be compatible:

  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Google Chrome

Not compatible:

  • Netscape
  • Internet Explorer (5.0 and below)
  • AOL browser
  • MSN browser

It is recommended that the tested web browser that has proven compatible with CM/ECF be used.


Any PDF compatible windows-based word processor such as recent versions of WordPerfect and Microsoft Word.


Adobe Acrobat - to be used for conversion of scanned documents to Portable Document Format (PDF) and for viewing PDF documents.


The court currently accepts lists of creditors on disk. As such, Anti-Virus software is highly recommended as a precaution, against the possible transmission of corrupt information to the Court.


Note: The Court's IT help desk is available to address questions regarding Hardware and Software requirements. The IT help desk can be reached at (215) 408-2860.