Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)


The information available about CM/ECF includes how to obtain training or register to file in CM/ECF.The Reference Desk features information on the ECF Rules and Procedures, Division Procedures, and ECF Reference Materials. You may also access information in our online CM/ECF User’s Manual. This manual will provide detailed information on how to file many of the most commonly used documents by registered filers.

What’s New in ECF is a summary of changes that occur within the CM/ECF system when major upgrades occur.

Please note, electronic case documents are only available via PACER.
  Oakland Division
San Francisco Division
San Jose Division
Santa Rosa Division
ECF Technical Support
(510) 879-3554
(415) 268-2368
(408) 278-7500
(707) 547-5975
(415) 268-2349

ECF Assistance:

Please contact the court’s divisional offices at the following numbers for assistance between 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please indicate the nature of your call and you will be transferred to the appropriate person.