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Electronic Case Filing Information and Resources

The United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan requires all admitted attorneys to electronically file documents in their cases using CM/ECF - NextGen. Information regarding rules, policies, manuals and frequently asked questions is found below. Parties representing themselves in an existing case that want to electronically file should fill out the Pro Se File Application for Electronic Filing form and submit it to the Clerk's Office.

E-Filing Help

Filing users have two options when questions or issues arise when trying to e-file:

PACER Service Center:

  • (800) 676-6856
  • Hours 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST
The PACER service center assists users with attorney registration, lost logins and passwords, billing questions (including CJA accounts) and maintaining account information (including primary email addresses).

MIED Help Desk:

  • (313) 234-5000
  • Hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST
The Eastern District of Michigan also has an e-filing help desk that assists users with choosing an appropriate event, mis-filings, secondary email addresses, and basic questions regarding the public docket.

The MIED help desk cannot provide any legal advice. Technical issues dealing with a user's personal computer, connectivity and internet browser are best handled by a user's own IT support staff.

Next Gen CM/ECF - Are You Ready?

Question 1: Do You have a PACER account?
Question 2: Do you know your PACER username and password?

Forgot Username? Visit this link.

Forgot Password? Go here to reset it.

Question 3: Do you have an upgraded PACER account An account with a username having at least 8 characters, rather than 6 characters. Only upgraded accounts can be linked to a NextGen court. ?
Question 4: Do you know your current ECF username and password?

Contact the court at attyhelp@mied.uscourts.gov

Final Notes

If you answered "yes" to all these questions, check back here in the coming weeks for more information and instruction.

On or after February 24, 2020, you will need to link your PACER account with your ECF account.

More Questions? Visit the PACER NextGen page.