What is the difference between CM/ECF and PACER?

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.