What is the difference between CM/ECF and PACER? (March 28, 2022)

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 1-888-324-8394) or the Reno office at 775-686-5800.

Note:  The District of Nevada has upgraded to the Next Generation of CM/ECF that uses a single sign-on feature.  You must have an individual PACER account. Your PACER login and password is your single sign-on to Federal Courts that are on NextGen and you will use PACER login to e-file in the District of Nevada.