last updated: 03/08/2017
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Welcome to the U.S. Court of Appeals

Please note, when filing / uploading a document into the ECF system:   When a user files a document that is both: a) a restricted document and b) has a non-ASCII special character (character other than a letter or a number) in the document name, the Electronic Case Filing program can lock up.

Non-restricted documents containing non-ASCII characters do not have this problem.
Electronic Case Filing System ** ( live database ) arrow image ** Filers must use their Seventh Circuit CM/ECF login
REMINDER: The attorney of record must be on the docket in order to submit anything in the case.
Please Note: The most current release of Firefox, version 52 released 3/7/2017, does NOT work with CM/ECF. If you have already updated to this version, you will need to use Internet Explorer (IE) to file until further notice. We are currently working on a fix for this issue.
CM/ECF Document Filing System
APPLE MAC User link:
CM/ECF Document Filing System:
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�  older MACs running Leopard (OS X 10.5).

�  If you are running Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6, available since August 2009), you can use the CM/ECF Document Filing System link for any Appellate CM/ECF court where you have filing privileges.

ECF Brief Submission FAQs  
CM / ECF Case Filing System Training      (requires Adobe Flash Player)
How to Submit a Brief  (video tutorial)    (Closed Captioned)   closed captioned  
Other ECF tutorials
PACER Link for Case Information       [must use PACER login]
For more information, contact the PACER Service Center website or call (800) 676-6856.