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Adding Your CM/ECF Credentials to Court Notices

Avoid PACER fees, track Proofs of Claim, stay on top of Court deadlines, and save your online Court documents locally with Best Case Court Notices and Calendar*. If you have already created your free online account but have not activated your ECF login credentials, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Court Notices icon in the top toolbar.
  2. Accessing Court Notices from Best Case

  3. Log in by entering your username and password.
  4. Once logged in, hover over your name in the upper right-hand corner and click the Settings menu.
  5. In the left panel, click Court Noticing. This will take you to a summary of your CM/ECF login credentials.
  6. Adding your CM/ECF Logins to Court Notices

  7. Click the three dots, or vertical ellipses, on the far right of the jurisdiction you’d like to activate.
  8. NOTE: If you do not have any jurisdictions listed, click the teal Add New CM/ECF Login button at the top of the page to complete the process.

    Verifying your CM/ECF Credentials in Court Notices

  9. Once selected, click Modify to verify your CM/ECF credentials.
  10. Confirm your CM/ECF credentials for the Court in this window. These fields should be auto-populated with the information. If not, take the time to enter them now.
  11. Modify your CM/ECF Login

  12. Click Save to complete the activation process. The jurisdiction will be in Pending Activation status until the process is finalized with the Court. Once confirmed, the status will show Active.
  13. Some jurisdictions require you contact the Court to complete the activation process. If the login credential status shows Additional action needed (?), click on the (?) and follow the steps to have the Court add a Best Case generated email address to the user’s CM/ECF account.

Jurisdictions that require attorneys contact the court prompt

NOTE: Some jurisdictions only allow one Free Look per CM/ECF account. If Court Notices is activated for these jurisdictions, Best Case will capture this Free Look.


*You must register separately for a Court Notices and Calendar account to access these free online features. Court Notices is not supported in the Eastern District of California. Claim Tracker™ is not supported in the Eastern District of North Carolina. You must have an Attorney User as a member of your firm to activate ECF Credentials in Court Notices and Calendar.