NOTICE: Effective January 21, 2020 - An individual PACER account is required to register to efile on NJD's ECF system. NEW E-filing Registration will be completed electronically via PACER. Changes in procedure include, 1. The tutorial is no longer required; 2. There is no need to complete the paper/digital ECF Registration Form.
If you are already registered (legacy ECF) - DO NOT SUBMIT A NEW REGISTRATION via PACER - YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LINKING INSTRUCTIONS ON THE NEXTGEN ECF PAGE.
Go to the bottom of the NextGen ECF page for steps on submitting a new registration request.
The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey utilizes the Case Management Electronic Filing System (CM/ECF) for accepting court documents for filing.
Members of the bar should familiarize themselves with the Policy and Procedures governing electronic case filing. A login and password are required for electronic filing. Once an attorney is admitted, a login and password can be obtained by completing ECF registration through PACER.
Attorneys who are members in good standing with the District of New Jersey may register to file documents electronically. Attorneys who are not members of the New Jersey bar must associate with local counsels who are registered filing users in ECF. Pro hac vice attorneys may not register as ECF filing users.
To register to file documents electronically with the District of New Jersey via the CM/ECF system, you must take the following steps:
1. Register for an individual PACER account at the PACER service center.
2. Familiarize yourself with the E-Filing Policies and Procedures. You need to follow the policies and procedures outlined in the manual when e-filing in the District of New Jersey.
3. Submit your registration via PACER.
Note: Once we have received your ECF Registration request through PACER, we will process your registration within two weeks.
Please note that you will start receiving NEFs once your registration is processed.
Email registration questions to firstname.lastname@example.org