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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

ECF Registration

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If you forgot your ECF login or password, click here.

An ECF user is able to electronically file documents and consents to accept notice of documents sent through ECF. Please note that registering for ECF in this court does not provide access to electronically file in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. You must follow the bankruptcy court's registration requirements found on their website at

If you have previously registered and need to update your contact information or add or modify the secondary recipients on your account, follow the Maintaining Your Account instructions.  

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Do not designate a third-party service provider as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) since this will give sealed docket text access to the provider.  Pursuant to the provisions of the ECF Administrative Procedures manual, the Clerk will remove third-party service providers when they are identified as secondary NEF recipients for an ECF user.  Additionally, sharing your CM/ECF filing credentials with a third-party service provider will give the provider access to sealed case information and documents in violation of a court order.  You are urged to use caution in your computer security practices to ensure that sealed documents to which you have access are not disclosed. 

Eligibility Requirements

You should not register for ECF if you have previously registered. Please use the Attorney Admission / ECF Status Report to check your ECF Filer Status.

NOTE:  If you are receiving ECF notification because you are an attorney of record in a case transferred from another district (where you were already registered), you will need to contact the attorney admissions clerk at 214-753-2190 before you begin your registration for the Texas Northern District.

You are eligible to register for ECF if you are registering for yourself AND

  1. You are a licensed attorney who intends to make an appearance in a case in this court, OR you are a non-prisoner pro se civil litigant who has already made an appearance as a plaintiff or defendant in a civil case in this court;
    • To verify that an attorney is licensed, the clerk will check the state bar website. If licensing cannot be verified, you may be required to submit a certificate of good standing before a login will be issued.
    • The clerk must verify that a pro se party has filed at least one document in paper in his or her case.
  2. You have read the Local Rules and the ECF Administrative Procedures Manual.

* If you meet the requirements listed above, click here to begin your ECF Registration *