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Civil Case Opening

Filer tasks (via CM/ECF):

  • Enter Civil Cover Sheet information
  • Add case participants from the Complaint or Notice of Removal
  • Upload initial pleadings in PDF format
  • Pay the filing fee through, and
  • Transmit the case information and documents to the court


Court staff tasks:

  • Issue summons, if any
  • Assign the judge to the case
  • Do a quality check of the new case after it is filed, and  
  • Notify filer of deficiencies or errors


Civil case forms:


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