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Obtaining Logins to CM/ECF

If you have a login to file electronically in any other Federal Court, see our expedited process.

Logins to the CM/ECF system can be obtained after the following requirements have been fulfilled:

  1. Logins are currently given only to attorneys.
  2. An attorney must be admitted to the Bar of the Western District of PA, or Pro Hac Vice on a specific case.
  3. An attorney must:
    1. Attend training in this Court, or
    2. Have been granted a login to any Federal Court's CM/ECF system.
  4. The Registration Form and User Agreement must be completed and mailed to the Court.
    (Should be mailed in immediately.) (See link at bottom of page for downloading the form.)
  5. If trained in this Court, complete a set of practice exercises (Evaluation) in our Training Database.
    (See link at bottom of page for downloading the evaluation instructions/task list.)

Once all of these conditions have been met, the Court will issue a login to the CM/ECF system.

If you do not have a login for filing electronically from any Federal Court... download the Training Registration Form in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format, complete the form and email it as an attachment to the address listed.

The Expedited Process:

To initiate obtaining an expedited login for an attorney already filing electronically in another Federal Court (Bankruptcy or District) please complete the appropriate form and send it via email to Please state the reason for the expedited request in the email. Place the original signed registration form in the mail as an original signature is required. Any questions can be directed to Kathy Theis at 412-644-4917.

Click on the appropriate link below to display a form in Portable Document Format (pdf). Once displayed on your screen, use your Browser's Print function to print the form. Depending upon your software configuration, you may also be able to save the form to your machine.

Registration Form to File Electronically (PDF Format)
Registration Form to File Electronically (Word Format)

CM/ECF Evaluation Instructions


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