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Attorney Registration for Electronic Filing

IMPORTANT:  E-File Registration is completed through PACER.  Before e-filing in this court, all attorneys in good standing must:

  • ensure that they will have the required hardware and software available,
  • have use of a Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) account,
  • have an e-mail account, and
  • be admitted to appear before the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona either as a member of the state bar of Arizona, be admitted to appear Pro Hac Vice, be permitted to appear on behalf of the United States.

After the above prerequisites are in place, an attorney may submit a Registration for electronic filing to the Arizona District Court CM/ECF system by completing the Attorney Registration at Once logged into PACER, under the Maintenance tab on the Manage My Account screen select Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration; select District Court - Arizona from the drop-down menu; select the appropriate selection: E-File Registration, PHV, or Federal Government. Registration permits filing and constitutes consent to electronic service of documents by e-mail, as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 

Pro Hac Vice status
Out of state attorneys who have not previously been permitted to appear in this court may not register for electronic filing until after the court has reviewed a Pro Hac Vice application and Certificate of Good Standing from a Federal Court. Submit your Pro Hac Vice Application and Certificate of Good Standing to: Once approved, an attorney may register at Once logged in to PACER, under Maintenance tab on the Manage My Account screen; select Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration; select District Court - Arizona from the drop-down menu; select Pro Hac Vice Registration. NOTE: If you already have electronic filing privileges with Arizona District Court; you may electronically file your Pro Hac Vice and pay the fee at without the court staff reviewing it first.

Already registered with the Arizona Bankruptcy or another District Court?
ECF accounts established in Arizona Bankruptcy or any other federal court are not valid for the Arizona District Court. A new E-File Registration must be submitted through PACER for e-filing access with the District of Arizona.

Federal government attorneys
Federal government attorneys who are not members of the Arizona State Bar may submit an E-File Registration at Once logged in to PACER under the Maintenance tab on the Manage My Account screen select Attorney Admissions / E-File Registration, select Arizona District Court from the drop-down menu, select Federal Attorney on the next screen. NOTE: If you are a Federal Government Attorney residing in the state of Arizona or an Arizona Bar member; contact the Attorney Admissions Clerk at You may elect to become fully admitted to the Arizona District Court or submit a Federal Government Pro Hac Vice application while you are employed by the United States or federally created entity.

E-mail addresses for notice of electronic filing
An attorney may register up to two additional e-mail addresses for a total of three e-mail accounts that will receive notices of electronic filing. For instance, the attorney's email, an assistant's email, and the firm's general e-mail addresses could all be entered in order to provide coverage for the receipt of filing notices. NOTESecondary e-mail addresses may only be added/modified via CM/ECF - Utilities - Maintain Your Email. You cannot submit them via PACER.

Step by step instructions can be found here.

After you submit your registration
After submitting your registration through PACER and once the court has processed your request, you will receive a confirmation e-mail welcoming you to e-filing in the District of Arizona. NOTE: ECF Account requests may take up to one business day to be processed but the Clerk's Office makes every attempt to process a registration the same day it is received.