FYI! The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect court operations. Please see the related article under News & Announcements for more information.




E-Filing (CM/ECF)

Sign in to CM/ECF

CM/ECF Filing is not available from mobile tablets or mobile phones. If you are viewing this page from a mobile device you can still view your docket through PACER


NextGen Information

Published on: December 9, 2020, 10:36 am

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has upgraded its CM/ECF system to the Next Generation of CM/ECF ("NextGen"). In order to file with this court, you must have an upgraded individual PACER account- shared PACER accounts are no longer permitted. Please note that NextGen accounts are distinct from your firm’s PACER account; they are individual accounts an attorney will use to practice with the federal courts for the duration of his/her career. 

If you have previously e-filed under with the court via the Appellate Legacy system which was used by the court in the past, you will be required to have an upgraded individual PACER account and you will have to link that account to your ECF filer account. Instructions on how to link the accounts - or what to do if you don’t remember your Legacy e-filing credentials - are provided below.

If you have an upgraded account that you use to file with any of the NextGen courts listed at, you simply need to add 10th Circuit e-filing privileges to your existing account.  

If you have never e-filed in our court or any other federal court, you will be required to register for electronic filing through the Pacer Service Center. 

The PACER NextGen FAQ may be found here:

Helpful Links:

Downloads and Resources

2017 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

2019 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

2021 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

2021 FRAP and Local Rules

Changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure take effect December 1, 2020, and changes to the 10th Circuit local rules take effect January 1, 2021. For additional information and to see a copy and redlined version of both the Fed. R. App. P. and the local rules please see the links below.

2022 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

Access Information for People with Disabilities

Appeal Requirements

Updated January 1, 2021

Application for Admission - Quick Guide

Briefing and Appendix Checklist

Updated January 1, 2020

CM/ECF Attorney FAQ

Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

Updated April 2021

Dealing With Sealed Materials in ECF

Designation of Record-Counsel (Criminal Appeals)

Docketing Statement

Updated December 31, 2019

Docketing Statement Instructions

Updated January 1, 2019

Documents and Instructions for Cases Scheduled for Oral Argument

This file includes the following documents and forms:

  • FAQ - Oral Arguments
  • Access Coordinator Information
  • TIPS - Video Conferencing
  • Calendar Acknowledgement Form
  • Custody Status
  • Form Entry of Appearance Form

Updated January 2020

ECF Login (Attorney Filing)

ECF Registration Step by Step

Entry of Appearance

Updated on December 31, 2019

Forgot your Login/Password?

Initial Appeal Documents and Instructions

This file includes the following forms:

  • Docketing Statement
  • Docketing Statement Instructions
  • Entry of Appearance
  • Transcript Order Form
  • FAQ

Updated December 31, 2019

New Appeal Letter/Information for Counsel

New Appeal Letter/Information for Pro Se Appellants

NextGen ECF Hints and Tips

Obtain Certificate of Good Standing - Quick Guide

Oral Argument Calendar Notice - Instructions for Cases Set for Oral Argument

Oral Argument Forms for Arguing Counsel Who Have Not Previously Entered an Appearance in the Appeal

Oral Argument Forms for Cases Submitted on the Briefs

Oral Argument Forms for Civil Cases Without Parties in Custody

Oral Argument Forms for Criminal, Habeas, Immigration, or Other Appeals Where the Plaintiff, Defendant, or Petitioner May Be in Custody

Original Proceedings

PACER Case Locator


PACER Fee Schedule

PACER Help and Support


PACER Registration

PACER Training and Tutorials

Practitioner's Guide

Tenth Circuit Practitioner's Guide

Previous versions of the FRAP and Local Rules

Pro Se Combined Brief and App. for Certificate of Appealability

Pro Se Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Reference - Appendix

This quick reference explains the form, content and filing requirements for the electronic appendix that must be filed when the appellant is represented by retained counsel.

Quick Reference - Briefs

This quick reference explains the form and content requirements for formal merits briefs.

Quick Reference - Civil Motions

This quick reference explains the requirements for motions filed in civil, agency, and habeas appeals.

Quick Reference - Criminal Motions

This quick reference explains the requirements for motions filed in criminal appeals.

Quick Reference - Perfecting a Criminal or Habeas Appeal

This quick reference explains what trial counsel must do to perfect criminal and post-conviction appeals, including how to withdraw and seek appointment of substitute counsel on appeal.

Quick Reference - Records and Appendices

This quick reference explains the various forms of the record on appeal (pro se record, designated record, and appendix), and how to supplement each. 

Quick Reference - Sealed Materials

This quick reference explains the court's rules and procedures for filing materials under seal.

Register Now for ECF

Register Now for PACER

Successive 2244 Form (for section 2254 habeas cases)

TIPS - Video Conference

Video Guide for Participating in Zoom Oral Arguments

Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Oral Arguments

What is a Hearing Loop?

What is a Hearing Loop?

Map & DirectionsGetting to the Byron White Courthouse

 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
 U.S. District Court for Colorado
 U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Colorado
 Public parking lots and garages
 RTD Light Rail Stations


Important RemindersRecent changes to court policy and procedures

Tenth Circuit OpinionsView and search all Tenth Circuit opinions since 1995

View or Search all Opinions  | Subscribe to our RSS Feed