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Electronic Filing

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Effective May 17, 2012, electronic filing is mandatory for attorneys filing in the Federal Circuit, unless they are granted a specific exemption or are self-represented (“pro se”) litigants. On March 19, 2018, the Federal Circuit went live on the next generation of the national case management and electronic case filing system, NextGen CM/ECF. NextGen CM/ECF information is available here.

ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES

Pursuant to Fed. Cir. R. 25, electronic filing procedures apply to all cases subject to electronic filing:

Additional filing resources are available here.

REGISTER FOR ELECTRONIC FILING

ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES

The Clerk’s Office does not answer procedural or case-related questions by email but staff are available to assist you during our operating hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) at 202-275-8000. Additional contact information is available here.

  • For technical assistance, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 202-275-8000 or email ecfhelp@cafc.uscourts.gov.
  • For account assistance, please contact the PACER Service Center at 800-676-6856.