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Registration/Training

RE: Local Rule 83.5 and CM/ECF Administrative Procedures (B)

1.  Attorneys Admitted to the Bar of this Court who Maintain an Office in Delaware:  (Updated: 06/18/2020)

Beginning May 4, 2020, the District Court of Delaware will be upgraded to the NextGen electronic case filing system. To seek any type of admission and to electronically file, attorneys must have an individual upgraded PACER account; shared PACER accounts cannot be used for admission or e-filing. If an attorney does not have an individual account, he/she should request one from PACER.

To be admitted into the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, you must be a member of the Delaware State Bar, and your sponsor must already be admitted to practice before the District Court. Attorney admission to the District of Delaware requires a $196.00 application fee. Once admitted the Delaware attorney may register for ECF Filing rights through PACER.

2.  Attorneys Retained in Criminal Cases who are not Admitted to the Bar of this Court: (Updated: 6/30/2009)

Retained counsel in criminal cases must provide a current Certificate of Good Standing in accordance with the Court’s 6/30/09 Standing Order.

Upon completion and certification of independent training on all CM/ECF materials and related topics available on the Court’s web site (under CM/ECF tab), a qualified attorney retained in a criminal case may complete and submit their registration form requesting a CM/ECF user ID and password for use in e-filing and noticing.  The registration form must include a current certificate of good standing.

See E-filing Registration Form for Attorneys Retained in Criminal Cases who are not Admitted to the Bar of this Court form at the top of this page

3.  Attorneys in one of the following categories: (Updated: 8/1/2010)

  • Admitted to the Bar of this Court - but does not maintain an office in Delaware.
  • Seeking CM/ECF filing rights and noticing in a Multi-District Litigation case transferred to District of Delaware.
  • Attorney is not admitted to this Court’s bar, who acts as CJA counsel or Federal Public Defender.
  • Attorney represents the United States or any federal agency, department, or official.

Please contact the Clerk’s Office Help Desk, at (302) 573-6170, in order to obtain the applicable CM/ECF registration form.  

4.  Attorneys Admitted Pro Hac Vice: (Updated 7/1/2012)

Once a pro hac vice motion is granted by the Court (See Local Rule 83.5 ( c ), a Pro Hac Vice admitted attorney may complete and electronically submit an E-noticing registration form on a case-by-case basis.  Pursuant to our local counsel rule, such registration does not provide for e-filing rights.

See E-Noticing Registration Form for Attorneys Admitted Pro Hac Vice form at the top of this page

5.  Pro Se Party: (Updated 11/19/2013)  

A Pro Se party may file a Motion for Authorization fo File Electronically on a case-by-case basis. The Pro Se party must indicate that they have independently reviewed all of the materials and related topics on the Court’s web site, and have a PACER account. If authorized to file electronically, the party should contact the Clerk’s Office Help Desk, at (302) 573-6170, in order to obtain the applicable CM/ECF registration form.

Questions regarding CM/ECF registration should be directed to the Clerk’s Office Help Desk, at (302) 573-6170.