ECF is a comprehensive electronic case management system which allows courts to accept filings electronically and provides access to filed documents over the Internet. Use the ECF link to file your court documents, get current information on cases, or review other case related material.
This link will take you to the ECF training database where you can practice using the system and filing documents using different menus and events before filing in the live system. This is particularly helpful for practicing what you have learned after completing the ECF training modules.
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator for a fee. PACER is provided by the Federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.
The PACER Case Locator is a national index for U.S. district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. A subset of information from each case is transferred to the PACER Case Locator server each night. The system serves as a locator index for PACER. You may conduct nationwide searches to determine whether or not a party is involved in federal litigation.