The Docket Report displays docket information for a specific case. In addition to entering your CM/ECF login and password, you will be prompted to enter your PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) login and password. A PACER login and password will be required any time you access queries and reports. If you have not done so already, you must register with the PACER Service Center to be given a login and password. One can restrict activity by date or document or by displaying most recent activity first to reduce PACER costs.
These instructions assume you have already accessed and logged into CM/ECF (see How to Access CM/ECF).
How to access the docket report
Click [Docket Report]
If you are not already logged into PACER you will be prompted to enter your PACER login and password.
Enter your PACER assigned Login and Password (these fields are case sensitive).
Enter the Client Code (optional). This field is used for billing by PACER users. The data will be included in PACER billing reports.
NOTE: If you click in the Make this my default PACER login box, your login will automatically appear each time you attempt to access PACER. If you click on the [Reset] button, all entries will be cleared. To change the client code within a session, go to Change Client Code under the [Utilities] Menu.
The Docket Sheet selection screen displays. The following fields are available for selecting/entering criteria for generating the Docket Report:
Case Number: The number of the last case you accessed during the current CM/ECF session appears automatically. Type another case number if you want to view the docket report for a different case. This is a required filed.
Entered/Filed: To limit which entries are shown by date, select either "Entered" (when the entry was recorded by the court in CM/ECF) or "Filed" (when the document was filed).
Enter the start and stop date in the format mm/dd/yy or mm/dd/yyyy.
You can enter a start date with no end date, which will include all entries from the date specified onward, or you can enter an end date with no start date, which will include all entries up to the specified date. If no dates are entered, all entries will be selected.
Documents: To limit entries by document number, enter the beginning and ending numbers. This feature enables users to be charged only for the desired data on large cases.
Include terminated parties: A check mark in this box will include any parties that have been terminated from the case. Uncheck the box to show only current parties in the case.
Include links to Notice of Electronic Filing: A check mark in this box will cause the docket sheet to include a "silver ball" link back to a copy of the Notice of Electronic Filing that was created when the event was originally filed.
HTML - Format for Netscape or other ISP (Internet Service Provider) e-mail service. Hyperlink provided; OR
TEXT - Format for cc:Mail, GroupWise, or other non-ISP e-mail service. Hyperlink will NOT be provided.
Sort by: This selection allows you to sort the entries in the report by:
Oldest date first
Most recent date first
Document number ascending
Document number descending
NOTE: These selections can affect the number of pages displayed and PACER charges and may be changed if you are interested only in the most current activity.
Enter your criteria, and click [Run Report].
Note: The [Clear] button will reset all fields to their default values.
The Docket Report displays. All reports can be printed by clicking on the browser's Print button.
Any "Case Flags" pertaining to the status of the case will be displayed at the top-right corner of the report (i.e. FeeDueINST, indicating that Fee Installment payments are due).
Clicking on the blue document number hyperlink from the docket report will first display a transaction receipt indicating a billable amount if the user decides to accept the charges and view the PDF document.
NOTE: The opportunity to review charges FIRST applies to PDF documents only.
If you choose to accept the charges, click on the [View Document] button to view the associated PDF document and the selected document will be displayed.
After viewing the PDF document, either click on the [Back] button of your internet browser's tool bar or close Acrobat Reader to return to the previously displayed screen.
NOTE: DO NOT exit out of your document by using the Close "X" at the top-right corner of your screen. This will exit you out of CM/ECF.
A separate Transaction Receipt will be displayed at the end of the docket report indicating the number of billable pages for the report.
Updated: April 8, 2003