Technical Information

eFiling Hardware and Software Requirements

  1. Personal Computer:  A personal computer running Windows or MacOS with compatible internet browser, i.e., Safari, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Word Processing Software: Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or any other word processing software that will allow you to convert text documents to PDF.
  3. Internet Service Provider and Web Browser: CM/ECF has been certified to work with Safari, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. 
  4. Email Account: You may register more than one email address for receipt of Notices of Docket Activity. The address(es) must be regularly monitored, as your only notification of case activity will be via email. Notices of Docket Activity will be sent from the Court’s ECF System. Counsel must ensure that the spam filter operation on the network and computer receiving the email are set to allow notices from The size of your email account must be sufficient to receive Notices of Docket Activity from the ECF System. ECF-related email may exceed the size allocated for free email accounts. In general, an account with storage space of at least 100 megabytes is sufficient.
  5. PDF Conversion Software: Microsoft Word 2007 and later include the ability to "Save as Adobe PDF."  WordPerfect versions 9 and later include the capability to convert text documents to PDF by clicking “File” on the toolbar and then “Publish to PDF.” You may use Adobe Acrobat Writer or download free PDF conversion software from any source of your choosing.
  6. Scanner: Use a scanner ONLY if you do not have access to an electronic version of the document that would enable you to prepare a text PDF. Paper documents should be scanned into PDF image format at 300dpi with a “black and white” setting.