Journalists and members of the public may register to receive e-mail notices of new filings and other activity in cases of interest. This type of CM/ECF registration is called “Special Mailing Group” (SMG) registration.
SMG registrants only receive notice of case activity; they cannot electronically file documents in any case.
Also, SMG registrants must have a PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) account to query CM/ECF, do research, access docket sheets, and pay for downloading documents. For more information on PACER, please visit pacer.uscourts.gov. Users who already have a PACER account will not need a new one to register for a SMG account.
If you would like to register for a SMG account, please click HERE.