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CM/ECF Hardware and Software Requirements

(revised 10/13/2016)

Minimum hardware & software requirements needed to electronically file, view and retrieve case documents:

  • A personal computer running a standard operating platform such as Windows 7 and 10 or Apple computer with a minimum of 1GB (gigabytes) system memory.  However, 4GB is recommended for transmittal of large documents.
  • Internet connection. Using cable or DSL will provide a much faster data transmission rate.
  • Browser: Use Internet Explorer 10 or higher as your browser. Your browser must support 128-bit Encryption (this is a requirement of the U.S. Treasury). The browser must also be JavaScript-enabled.
  • Software to convert documents from a word processor format to portable document format (pdf).  Adobe Acrobat or similar software is recommended. Adobe Acrobat versions 10 and 11 meet the CM/ECF filing requirements.  
  • A pdf-compatible word processing system such as Windows based version of Microsoft Word is necessary to prepare your text documents and orders.
  • A scanner to convert documents that are not in a word processing format or petition preparation systems. The scanner setting should be at 300 dpi (dots per inch), black and white scale and text - not photo or color.