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How to access Case Management & Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)

How to access Case Management & Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)

Access to ECF is available to trained attorneys, trustees, their assistants and other court deemed appropriate users only.

If a user has a login and password to ECF from another Federal Court (Bankruptcy, District) or has attended ECF training at another court, he or she may be eligible to receive a login and password to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court Bankruptcy Court.

The user may fill out the Participant Registration Form located under CM/ECF , Documents on the court's website.

If a user does not have a login and password at another court and has not taken any ECF training, he or she must attend a training class.

Please go to CM/ECF Training to view our CM/ECF Training Modules.

The public access component of CM/ECF will require a user to enter a Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) login and password.  Public users will be subject to Pacer charges to view CM/ECF reports and queries through the Internet.  PACER logins may be obtained by either contacting the Pacer Service Center at (800) 676-6856 or through its website at  Established PACER users will automatically have access to these sites. 

The Clerk's office has public access computers available to view case information.

The CM/ECF system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.