Under DUCivR 83-1.2, an attorney seeking to maintain active status must register by July 1 and pay the annual registration fee, in an amount determined by the court. Attorneys must register online using the court's CM/ECF system. Your PACER and CM/ECF accounts must be NextGen ready and linked to access the CM/ECF system. Please review the court's NextGen CM/ECF webpage for more information and instructions about linking PACER and CM/ECF accounts. To complete the Annual Attorney Registration, click on the E-Filing (CM/ECF) button on the court's homepage and login.
For the Annual Attorney Registration, please note the following categories:
- Active Attorneys - Register online and pay the fee by July 1. For more information about how to register, please review the Active Attorney Registration instructions.
- Federal Attorneys - Register online by July 1. To qualify as a federal attorney, an attorney must be employed by (or on special assignment for) the United States Government, its agencies, or a Federal Public Defender’s Office and be an active member in good standing of any state bar or the District of Columbia. For more information about how to register as a federal attorney, please review the Federal Attorney Registration instructions.
- Inactive Attorneys - To maintain inactive status, no registration is required. Otherwise, to reactivate bar membership, register online and pay a reactivation fee, in an amount determined by the court. For more information about how to reactivate bar membership, please review the Inactive Attorney Registration instructions.
- Registration Lapsed - To reactivate active membership, register online and pay a $200.00 reinstatement fee. For more information about how to reactive bar membership, please review the Registration Lapsed instructions.
- Request to Go Inactive - To request inactive status, make the change online by July 1. This category is recommended for attorneys who are retiring, have retired, or who do not plan to practice in this district for an extended period of time. For more information about how to inactivate a membership, please review the Request to Go Inactive instructions.
Attorneys, excluding inactive attorneys, who fail to register by July 1, will be unable to electronically file documents in this court as of January 2, their status will change to registration lapsed, and their name removed from the court’s roll of active attorneys. Additionally, a reinstatement fee of $200.00 will be assessed before an attorney’s membership will be reactivated.
All payments must be paid online through Pay.gov using a major credit card or ACH/direct debit from a checking or savings account. The Clerk’s Office no longer accepts checks, money orders, in-person payments, or hard copies of the attorney annual registration form. Save a copy of the Pay.gov payment receipt to process a refund, if necessary.
Attorneys who practice in this court and inactive attorneys must maintain valid and current contact information in PACER, including mailing address, email address, and telephone number. For more information on how to update contact information in PACER, please review these instructions. Updating contact information in PACER will not notify case participants of any changes to contact information in active cases. To notify case participants of changes a Notice of Change of Address must be filed in CM/ECF.
Please contact the Clerk’s Office at 801-524-6100 with any questions.