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California Northern District - Document Filing System

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REMINDER: Civil Local Rule 5-1(d)(7) sets forth the deadlines and guidance for lodging chambers copies.

REMINDER: Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(f), Proposed Orders must be submitted in word processing format to the Judge's PO email address.

To begin a filing, click on the Civil or Criminal options on the blue toolbar above.

The Northern District of California moved to NextGen on October 25, 2021.

If you had a Legacy CM/ECF Account from before October 25, 2021, but you do not see the Civil or Criminal options above:
click Link a CM/ECF account to my PACER account to link your existing CM/ECF account to your PACER account.

If you have never e-filed in this court and would like to e-file, click on one of the following:
New Registration Instructions for Attorneys
New Registration Instructions for Pro Se (Self-Represented) Litigants

To consult a reference list of the events from which you may choose to describe your filing, click HERE.

For more information on this ECF system, including court addresses, ECF software version, maximum file sizes, and case flag definitions, click here.


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