Electronic Filing and Case Management
Note: if you are not represented by a lawyer, click here for more information.
Pursuant to Local Rule IC 2-1, electronic filing is mandatory for attorneys in all civil and criminal cases in the District of Nevada. Unless the court orders otherwise, all documents must be filed electronically using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system, with the exception of the documents listed under LR IC 1-1(c). Currently, only attorneys are required to file documents electronically. If you are not represented by a lawyer, you may continue to file documents in paper; however, you may also be eligible to apply for permission to file documents electronically in a particular case. See LR IC 2-1, and click here for more information.
Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)
The Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system is the federal judiciary’s case management system for all appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. CM/ECF allows courts to accept filings and provide access to filed documents over the Internet.
To file documents using CM/ECF in cases pending in the District of Nevada, any attorney or other authorized filer must obtain a CM/ECF login and password from the District of Nevada by submitting a completed registration form. Currently, each federal district court that uses the CM/ECF system requires a separate login and password.
People Without Lawyers: Request a CM/ECF login and password
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.
PACER provides access to dockets (case information) via the Internet for a fee of $0.10 per page. To establish a PACER account, contact the PACER Service Center (1-800-676-6856) or register online.
Frequently Asked Questions
In CM/ECF, select Utilities on the blue menu bar. Under Your Account select the appropriate option, such as Maintain your E-Mail, Maintain your Login/Password, or Maintain your Address. Make sure that when you are finished that you click on the “Submit all changes” button located at the bottom of the page.
If the first option on the blue menu bar is Civil then you are in CM/ECF. If the first option on the blue menu bar is Query then you are in PACER.
NOTE: The use of the same login and password for CM/ECF and PACER will result in the program logging into PACER only.
After admission to practice has been completed, go to CM/ECF Attorney Registration and submit a registration request. The clerk will send an email informing the attorney when the request is processed.
Note: Due to the volume of requests received by the Court, it could take up to one business day to activate your CM/ECF registration.
If you have lost or forgotten your CM/ECF password, you may reset your password on the CM/ECF login page, here. You must know your login name or the primary email address on your account. If the primary email address is associated with more than one login ID, enter a login ID only. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.
If you have lost or forgotten your CM/ECF login ID, please contact the Help Desk in Las Vegas at 702-464-5555 or 1-888-674-2323 for further instructions on submitting a separate form. The clerk will assign a temporary login and password.
This routinely occurs when the user exits from CM/ECF incorrectly or incompletely during their last login session. The PACER cookies are now established as your main reference when you log into CM/ECF. The solution is as follows:
- Go to Tools and Internet Options on the browser;
- Delete cookies, history, and temporary files;
- Reboot the computer.
If you are still unable to access CM/ECF you will receive an error message, and you will need to reset your CM/ECF login and password.
File the correct .pdf document using the filing event called Notice of Corrected Image/Document under the menu category for your filing. Link the notice back to the previous filing on the docket. The clerk’s office will make any necessary corrections to the original entry.
Contact the Las Vegas Help Desk at 702-464-5555 (toll free at 1-888-674-2323) for southern cases, or the Reno Clerk’s Office at 775-686-5800 for northern cases. The deputy clerk will correct the entry and file a Notice of Docket Correction. The attorney will be directed to refile the document in the correct case.
Contact the Las Vegas Help Desk at 702-464-5555 (toll free at 1-888-674-2323) for southern cases, or the Reno Clerk’s Office at 775-686-5800 for northern cases. Depending on the circumstances, the deputy clerk will correct the entry and file a Notice of Docket Correction or direct the attorney to refile document selecting the correct event.
If the court or clerk discovers the error and action is needed, you will be notified via an email notice through CM/ECF titled Notice of Attorney Action Required.
First, go to the case docket and look to see if the attorney’s email address appears on the docket and is correct. The notation “ ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED” must appear below the email address.
Next, go to the attorney’s account to review the primary and secondary email addresses that are linked to the account. The primary email address must only appear once; it cannot be listed under both Primary and Secondary email address. Update any incorrect account information.
Finally, if all of the above information is correct, please contact the Help Desk at 702-464-5555 or 1-888-674-2323 for further assistance.
Use the Search feature located on the blue menu bar in CM/ECF and input a search term.
Example: Filing a Motion to Compel, type compel in the search box and the system will show all events containing the word compel.
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows registered users to review and print case and docket information in federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. PACER is provided by the Federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service. For assistance with PACER please call 1-210-301-6440 or 1-800-676-6856.
The Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system allows parties and the court to file documents electronically making the case information immediately available. For assistance with CM/ECF please call the Las Vegas Help Desk at 702-464-5555 (toll free at 1-888-674-2323) or the Reno office at 775-686-5800.
Note: Your PACER login and password should be unique. Do not use the same login and password as your CM/ECF account. The use of the same login and password for CM/ECF and PACER will result in the program logging into PACER.