CM/ECF offers a number of benefits for attorneys and the public: . Case information, including the docket sheet and the filed documents, is available for viewing and downloading to attorneys and the public at any time from locations other than the courthouse, via the Internet through the PACER system at a cost of seven cents per page. ATTORNEYS AND PARTIES ARE PROVIDED FREE ACCESS ONE TIME TO DOCUMENTS FILED ELECTRONICALLY IN THEIR CASES.
. Parties, the judge, court staff and the public can review the case file simultaneously.
. At the court's option, registered attorneys can file case documents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, over the Internet, with no additional filing fees. Attorneys can file case documents from their offices or homes right up to the filing deadline, without worrying about postage, messenger services or traffic congestion.
.Attorneys filing over the Internet automatically create docket entries, and docket sheets are updated immediately when documents are filed.
. An automatic verification, in the form of a "Notice of Electronic Filing," is sent by e-mail to the filer immediately after filing.
. Parties to litigation can receive immediate notice by e-mail of activity in their case that contains a hyperlink to the filed document.
. Since CM/ECF uses Internet standard software, the out-of-pocket cost of participation for attorneys is typically very low.