Hardware and Software Requirements for CM/ECF

Computer running a standard platform such as Windows or Macintosh.

Minimum 40 MB of available hard disk space (recommended).

Internet access to the Court’s web site; DSL, Cable Modem or T1 internet connection is recommended.

Minimum of Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0 or Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and 2.0

Word processing software.

Software to convert documents into PDF (Portable Document Format).  You can download Adobe's free viewer here. (Please note the free viewer will not allow you to create PDF files. To create PDF files you will need the full version of Adobe Acrobat, click here to visit Adobe's site for further details.)

Scanner for imaging documents which do not exist in electronic format (e.g., exhibits).

Personal e-mail account.

PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) Account.  Visit the PACER web site at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov for more information.