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Regular Maintenance

CM/ECF in the First Circuit Court of Appeals will be unavailable from 10:00 pm until midnight on Saturdays, when necessary for system maintenance.


The First Circuit Court of Appeals upgraded its CM/ECF system to the Next Generation of CM/ECF ("NextGen") on August 21, 2017. Users who had a CM/ECF account in this court prior to that date should update their legacy account to a NextGen account.

Users who have never had a CM/ECF account in this court should go to, select the Register tab and click the Start button. The Registration Wizard is designed to help you select the best registration option for your needs.

In the NextGen system, all users are required to have their own PACER account. Organizations that wish to consolidate billing and receive one invoice for charges associated with multiple PACER accounts can register for a PACER Administrative Account ("PAA"). All questions regarding PAA accounts should be directed to the PACER Service Center at (800) 676-6856.

Forgotten Username/Password

CM/ECF usernames and passwords are maintained by the PACER Service Center. The court does not have access to your password. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, you must contact the PACER Service Center.

Documentation and Training



  • PACER Service Center
    Contact the PACER Service Center if you need technical assistance or you forgot your login or password.
    800-676-6856 (M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST)
  • Clerk's Office CM/ECF Help Desk
    Contact the CM/ECF Help Desk if you have a general question related to electronic filing. Please do not email documents to the Help Desk.
    617-748-9200 (M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Case Manager
    Contact the case manager if you have a question related to a specific case or need assistance correcting an error.
    617-748-9057 (M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST)