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How do I register for the CM/ECF system?


If you are an attorney in good standing/have been admitted pro hac vice, you must have an individual or upgraded PACER account to register for the CM/ECF filing system in the Northern District of Iowa.

If you do not have an individual or upgraded PACER account follow these instructions:  PACER Registration

If do you have an individual or upgraded PACER account, and need to link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts follow these instructions: PACER and CM/ECF Linking Instructions

To register for a CM/ECF account through PACER, follow these instructions: CM/ECF E-filing Registration Through PACER

If you have not linked your CM/ECF account and your PACER account, and cannot remember your CM/ECF login in and/or password, complete this form:    CM/ECF Online Password Reset Form. This form is only for CM/ECF login and/or password information. The Clerk's office cannot reset your PACER account information. To reset your PACER account information you must contact PACER directly at 800 676 6856.