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CM/ECF Hardware Requirements

  • A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows or Macintosh - Pentium class - with a minimum of 128 MB RAM.

  • Word Processing software such as Microsoft Word or  WordPerfect.

  • An Internet Service Provider, using point-to-point protocol (PPP). America On Line (AOL) is not endorsed for use with ECF.   It is recommended that your service provider have a minimum connection speed of 56K (a DSL, Cable, or T1 is strongly recommended).

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher. Adobe Acrobat (no other brand name supported) Full version (both the reader and the writer) to convert documents from word processor format to a PDF format and to read all CM/ECF documents. (See or (888) 502-5275 for pricing information).

  • A scanner and scanning software for documents not in electronic format.

  • Although not required in order to file a document, you cannot view any documents filed with the court unless you have a valid PACER account. 1-800-676-6856 or