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:
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.