Appellate Court E-File Registration (Legacy)

Registration for appellate ECF is separate from and in addition to PACER registration. PACER registration allows you to view docket reports and documents from a court’s database, while ECF registration allows you to file documents electronically. If you have a legacy PACER account, you must complete a separate ECF registration to request filing privileges via this website. You will not have to register at each court’s website separately; however, you must request e-filing privileges from each court in which you wish to file.

Register for appellate filer account
When registering for ECF filing, you will choose a login ID, password, and security question. After you complete this process, you may request filing privileges in additional appellate courts. The same login ID and password are used to access CM/ECF in all appellate courts in which you are registered.

PSC forwards registration to court
When your request is complete, the PACER Service Center will send it to the court for processing. Document filing and access to restricted cases/documents in a court is not permitted until that court processes the request.

Wait for reply from court on whether the registration has been accepted
Processing time for e-file registration can vary from court to court. Once your request is processed, you will receive an email notification of the court's determination.

Contact the Clerk's Office if immediate access to file documents is needed.

Register for appellate filer account

PSC forwards registration to court

Wait for reply from court on whether the registration has been accepted
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