Electronic Case Filing System
Case Management/Electronic Case Files
(CM/ECF) is the new automated case management and
electronic docketing system for the U.S. District Court,
District of Nevada. CM/ECF provides a new, easy-to-use
electronic case filing feature that will make life
easier for you by allowing you to file and view court
documents over the Internet.
What Does CM/ECF
CM/ECF will allow attorneys to file and view documents
from their office, home or anywhere they have access to
the Internet, 24 hours a day. Documents are
automatically docketed as part of the filing process and
are immediately available electronically. CM/ECF also
provides the following benefits:
• 24-hour access to filed documents over the Internet
• Automatic email notice of case activity
• The ability to download and print documents directly
from the court system
• Concurrent access to case files by multiple parties
• Secure storage of documents (so files are not
• Potential reduction in courier fees
How Does it Work?
The electronic case files system accepts documents in a
portable document format (PDF). PDF retains the way a
document looks, so the pages, fonts and other formatting
Filing a document with the court’s CM/ECF
system is quite easy:
• Create the document using word processing software.
• Save the document in PDF format.
• Log onto the court’s CM/ECF system, using a
court-issued login and password.
• Follow the set of simple prompts to provide
information about the case, party and document to be
• Attach the PDF document and submit it to the court for
filing (by pressing a submit button).
• Save or print the CM/ECF electronic receipt emailed
from the court confirming that the document was filed.
What Do I Need
to Use CM/ECF?
• A personal computer running a standard platform such
as Windows or Macintosh (recommend: Pentium 3 or newer
with 256 Mb or more RAM)
• Word processing software
• Internet access and a browser. The system has been
certified with Netscape and Internet Explorer
(recommend: high speed access i.e., DSL or cable)
• Software to convert documents into PDF
• Scanning equipment may be useful (recommend: with
• E-mail service
• PACER Account (see
• Security for your computer system such as a firewall
and anti-virus software.
Are There Fees?
There are no added fees for filing documents over the
Internet using CM/ECF; existing document filing fees do
apply. Electronic access to court data is available
through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records
(PACER) program. Attorneys and litigants receive one
free copy of documents filed electronically in their
cases; additional copies are available for viewing or
downloading at seven cents per page. Directed by
Congress to fund electronic access through user fees,
the judiciary has set the fee at the lowest possible
level sufficient to recoup program costs.
How will I Sign
The court will issue logins and passwords. Using your
login and password to file a document is considered to
be your signature.
How Secure is CM/ECF?
CM/ECF has many security features and has passed an
evaluation by the National Security Agency. Access to
the system is through a court issued login and password.
Kind of Training will be Provided?
Hands-on training will be available for attorneys and
staff. Please see our web site at
www.nvd.uscourts.gov for links to computer based
General information about CM/ECF is available on our
www.nvd.uscourts.gov or by calling toll free
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