ECF Access for MDL Attorneys

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING E-FILING ACCESS TO MULTI-DISTRICT LITIGATION CASES

The instructions below are for attorneys with existing upgraded PACER accounts who (1) are appearing in a multi-district litigation case and (2) are electronically filing in this district for the first time.  Attorneys who have filed electronically in the Northern District of Georgia prior to April 15, 2019, must log in to CM/ECF using their individual, upgraded PACER account and link their PACER account to their existing Northern District of Georgia CM/ECF account, and should not follow the steps below to request access to the Court’s ECF system.

Otherwise, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to www.pacer.gov and click Manage My Account.
  2. Log in to PACER using your PACER username and password.
  3. Click the Maintenance tab.
  4. Click on the Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration link
  5. Select U.S. District Courts as the Court Type and Northern District of Georgia as the Court, and then click Next.  [Note:  If you do not see Northern District of Georgia in the pick list of courts, you already have access to our court’s ECF system.]
  6. Select Multi-District Litigation.
  7. Verify or update the information populated in the form.  Be sure to enter your bar number, your state of bar admission, and the MDL case number in the appropriate fields, and then click Next.
  8. Verify or update payment information, and then click Next.
  9. Click to acknowledge the terms and conditions of e-filing, and then click Submit.

Your request will be routed to the Attorney Admissions desk in the Northern District of Georgia.  Once your request is verified, access will be granted to the Northern District of Georgia’s ECF system.  You may begin e-filing once you receive e-mail confirmation of your approved access request.

Entry of appearance in the MDL matter is required once e-filing access is approved.