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Please complete the form below to register for a media account with the Court’s electronic filing and case management system (the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing, or CM/ECF, System). You will need to upload a copy of your press credentials to submit with the form.

NOTE: If you had media access to CM/ECF prior to February 18, 2020, when the Court upgraded to NextGen CM/ECF, you do not need to complete this form. The first time you log in to CM/ECF on or after February 18, 2020, you will be prompted to link your old CM/ECF account to your individual, upgraded PACER account. Click here for more information about NextGen and for step-by-step instructions for linking your accounts

If your address is OUTSIDE the United States, check here:

Your application will not be processed without proof of press credentials. Please upload a copy of your credentials.

The files listed below will be attached to your application. If you wish to delete a specific file from the list, click on next to the item.

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Click here to upload file(s)

Drag your file(s) here or click upload to browse

You can upload multiple files, but the combined size limit is 4 MB. Allowed file types are .pdf, .jpg, .gif, and .png


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