You are here

CM/ECF System Requirements

What hardware and software will attorneys need to participate in CM/ECF?


Attorneys will need the following hardware and software to electronically file, view, and retrieve documents in the electronic filing system. 


For all court types: 

A personal computer with Windows or an Apple Macintosh (Mac) with internet access and a compatible browser.


Current versions of the following browsers have been tested and approved for use with CM/ECF:

Firefox 3

Internet Explorer 6 and 7


The following have not been tested with CM/ECF but seem to work:



Software to convert documents from a word processor format to portable document format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat PDF Writer, as well as certain word processing programs can perform this function. Adobe Acrobat Version 5 and higher meet the CM/ECF filing requirements. For viewing documents, not authoring them, only Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed.


A word processing package like Mac or windows-based versions of WordPerfect and Word whose output can be converted to PDF format.


A scanner to make PDFs of documents that you have only in paper.


An Internet connection.