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ECF Access

Attorney CM/ECF Account Eligibility

All attorneys applying for CM/ECF access must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • An attorney who is a member in good standing of the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • An attorney who is not a member of the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, but is a member of the bar of any other United States District Court or the bar of the highest court of any state who has been granted leave to appear pro hac vice by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • An attorney representing the United States of America, the United States trustee and/or his/her assistants, chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 trustees, and
  • Others as the Court may allow in its discretion on prior motion and order.


How to Obtain a CM/ECF Login and Password

All attorneys must complete the following registration requirements in order to obtain access to CM/ECF:

  • Attorneys may request an ECF filing account by completing the application form here. This form is also available as a non-fillable PDF here.
  • Requests for a creditor login will not be acknowledged. For online creditor filings, please see: Creditor Information


ECF Attorney Account Password Reset

For information on how to reset your ECF account password, please see our ECF Frequently Asked Questions page at: ECF FAQs


How to File Creditor Documents Through the Court's Website

File documents electronically as a Creditor here: Creditor Information


CM/ECF Contact Information

Please refer to the ECF Help Contacts Directory


CM/ECF Equipment and Software Requirments

  • A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows or Macintosh
  • Internet access and a browser. The system has been certified with Firefox and Internet Explorer
  • Word processing software
  • Software to both read and create PDF documents
  • A document scanner may be necessary to create document images in PDF format that are not created via your word processing software, such as exhibits or other supporting documents