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How To View Restricted Documents

Attorneys who wish to view restricted documents may follow the instructions below. Both CM/ECF and PACER accounts are required.

 

View restricted documents in CM/ECF

 

1. Log in to CM/ECF (PC users use this link; Mac users use this link). Enter the Login and Password information (required) and the Client Code (optional; for your records). Click on the Login button at the bottom of the screen.

 

Appellate CM/ECF Login Notice

 

 

2. On the Startup Page, select Reports > PACER Report from the menu bar.

 

PACER Report

 

 

3. The PACER login screen will open automatically. Enter the Login and Password information (required) and the Client Code (optional; for your records). Click on the Login button at the bottom of the screen.

 

PACER Service Center Home

 

 

4. The PACER Case Search page will open automatically. Enter the number of the case that includes the restricted documents in the Case Number / Range box, as shown below.

 

Case Search

 

5. The case will appear in the format shown below. To view the documents filed in the case, click on the case number in the box titled Case No./Title.

 

Case No./Title

 

6. From the docket sheet, select the document(s) to view by clicking the hyperlinked number between the date and the document name.

 

Select document

 

 

7. A dialog box will open with a reminder that the document is restricted. Click the OK button at the bottom of the dialog box to continue with the document download.

 

Dialog box

 

 

8. On the Download Confirmation screen, click on the button at the bottom of the screen titled Accept Charges and Retrieve.

 

Download Confirmation

 

 

Note: If an attorney tries to retrieve a restricted document without logging into CM/ECF, the message below will display. Simply click on OK and following the instructions above, retrieve the document by logging into CM/ECF.

 

Error dialog box

 

 

Last modified at 10/28/2010