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District of Minnesota
Clerk's Offices
Duluth Fergus Falls
Minneapolis St. Paul

CM/ECF Media Account Registration and Certification

If you do not receive any response from an email to our court, the problem may be your email provider. One of the criteria that some "spam" (junk email) filters use to identify potential spammers is volume of emails. Since there is so much email noticing by the U.S. Courts, some of those filters may flag anything from a address as spam. Please check your deleted mail folder, and ask your ISP (Internet service provider) to "white list" court addresses. Call our Technical Help Desk at 612-664-5275 if you need assistance.

A read-only media account is available to an individual employed by a newspaper, television, radio, or other media organization to access the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota. The account will allow the user to search bankruptcy court docket information by case number and will also enable the user to receive email notification to his or her personal email account when any document is filed in a case in which he or she requests notice.

Registration for ECF

Media Account registration form

Tip 1. After filling out the form, select "Print" and select Adobe Acrobat as the printer to print to PDF and save to your PC before attaching to your email. If you do not see Adobe Acrobat as a printer option, you may need to reinstall your Adobe software.

Tip 2. After filling out the form, scan the document and convert to PDF and save to your PC before attaching to your email. We prefer tip1 but you can try tip 2.

Media Account Certification

Once your application is processed, the Court will issue you a CM/ECF user name and password which will enable you to access the Electronic Case Filing system of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota and add cases for which you would like electronic notice. In applying for a media user account you agree to notify the court if your employment is discontinued so that your account may be deactivated.

PACER Account

In accordance with the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for the U.S. Courts, only attorneys of record have free access to documents filed on-line, so Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) fees will apply at eight cents per page. In order to view or print case documents linked in email notices, you need to establish a PACER account