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CM/ECF Media Accounts

The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota offers CM/ECF Media Accounts so that account holders may designate specific cases for which to receive email notices of case activity. The steps for obtaining a CM/ECF Media Account and more information on how to use the account are provided below.

Steps to obtain Media Access:

  • Fill out a Media Access - Registration Form and E-mail this completed form to with a subject line of: Attention: Media Access.   
  • Register for an individual PACER account or upgrade your current PACER account. Complete a request for Non-Attorney E-File Registration through PACER. Once the court has both the registration form (emailed to the ecf helpdesk) and the request for Non-Attorney E-File Registration (submitted through PACER), your media access request will be processed. If approved, you will receive a message from the Court through your PACER account.
  • In order to receive e-mail notices, additional ECF account configuration is required. Please refer to the Guide to Using CM/ECF Media Accounts for more information.

Media ECF Accounts Public Notice

Guide to Using CM/ECF Media Accounts

Media Electronic Recording Device Policy

Useful Links


A Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts

Obtaining Media Credentials

Credentialed members of the media may use mobile electronic devices (cell phones) within the courtrooms and access news media rooms when visiting the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The news media rooms provide the following amenities: free WiFi, charging stations, work space, and unsecured storage areas. Members of the media may obtain credentials by completing the Media Room Access Application.

Contact Information

Court Media Contact: Rebeccah Parks at 612-664-5124 or

CM/ECF Helpdesk:: 612-664-5155 or 1-866-325-4975 or

PACER: 1-800-676-6856 or