NOTICE: The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals began MANDATORY electronic case fiing on March 15, 2010.
Electronic filers must complete at least two interactive electronic learning modules (see below) and provide certification that they have done so by using the email button at the end of the modules either before or after they register for an electronic filing account.
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Account registration began October 7, 2009 through the PACER Service Center. Attorneys are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Please note the PACER registration page is for ALL appellate courts, and you must ensure that you check the block for the Fifth Circuit. You may have to scroll down on your screen to see the proper button to check when completing the form. Thank you.
User Manuals (pdf format)
Introduction to CM/ECF
How to File a Motion
How to File a Response
How to File a Motion with Incorporated Response
How to File a Brief
How to File a Brief In Support
How to File an Amicus Curiae Brief (or Intervenor)
How to File a Motion/Document Under Temporary Seal
How to Register/Receive Notice in Cases of Interest
Electronic Learning Modules (single click to run)
Introduction to CM/ECF (demonstration only)
How to File a Motion (interactive)
How to File an Appearance (interactive)
How to File a Motion/Document Under Temporary Seal (interactive)
How to File a Brief (interactive)
How to File a Motion with Incorporated Response (interactive)