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E-File a Document - (CM/ECF)


The District Court for the District of Montana went live with the Next Generation of CM/ECF ("NextGen") on September 27, 2021. All CM/ECF filers must now access PACER to electronically file documents in our CM/ECF system. Click here to review the NextGen flow chart to determine whether you are prepared for NextGen or follow the insturctions below.


  • Individual PACER Account - If you do not have an individual PACER account, click here for instructions on how to register.
  • Upgraded PACER Account - If you already have an individual PACER account, you must upgrade your account or verify that your account is already upgraded. Click here for instructions.
  • Linked CM/ECF and PACER Accounts - You must link you CM/ECF account to your PACER account after we go live in order to be able to file electronically. Click here for instructions.

Forgot your CM/ECF user name or password?

Call the clerk's office for assistance in re-setting your password at (866) 463-4052 or email us at:

Forgot your PACER user name or password?

Contact the PACER Service Center at (800) 676-6856 (You will need to know your account number) or click this link.

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CM/ECF Help Desk (866) 463-4052

Help Desk Hours:  The Help Desk is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.