Accessing ECF

Users can access ECF by navigating to: or

Step 1 The Welcome Screen is displayed.

Click [hyperlink] Northern District of California -Document Filing System

Step 2 Logins and Passwords

Registered users will use  Public Access to Electronic Records (PACER) to access CM/ECF filing and for queries and reports. Registered users will see a login screen. (Note: The Login and Password fields are case sensitive.)

Note: The registered user's login and password is the electronic equivalent of their signature. All users are personally responsible for activity with their logins.

If you forget your password, please use the forgotten password link on the PACER login page.

Manual Chapter: 
Getting Started