We have put together some resources to help you learn how to use our system. If you are reading this page online and have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, then you have all the tools you need to begin.
1. First thing to do is download our User Manual and keep it handy for reference. User Manual for Attorneys (11/04/04) PDF ** Please note: If you are having difficulty opening/viewing the User Manual, you probably have Adobe Acrobat "Fast Web View" enabled. To disable this feature, see our FAQ on this problem.
2. Once you've seen the basics, you can visit our Training System and practice in a real CM/ECF environment. CM/ECF Training System - This link will take you to a page that explains how you log in to the court's training system using a generic login ID and password. The training system is simply a mock up of the live system using imaginary cases. There is no time limit on use of the training system and there are no PACER charges. We recommend that you use this system to learn how CM/ECF operates and to practice filing before you attempt to file in the live system.