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How to E-File


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CM/ECF Support
Support is available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

CM/ECF Training
Classes are held monthly and by special arrangement.

This court upgraded to the latest version (Next Generation) of the CM/ECF filing system on January 27, 2020. For more information about what that means for you, go to our NextGen page.
 

Getting Started

Before e-filing, be sure to review the Getting Started page to ensure you are in compliance with all rules, procedures, and general orders.

 

Filing Tools

 

Filing Instructions

Review the below for more detailed instructions on how to file in CM/ECF.

  • Electronic Filing Procedures (PDF; revised January 2020):
    Instructions and requirements for filing in this court. All filers must be familiar with and comply with the ECF Filing Procedures when filing with this court.
     
  • ECF User Manual (PDF; revised September 2019):
    Step-by-step technical guide to filing in this court.
  • Civil Case Opening:
    Provides information on opening a civil case and notice of removal in this court including step-by-step case opening instructions.
  • Emergency Filings       
    Provides information for submitting emergency filings such as Motions for Temporary Restraining Order.

 

CM/ECF E-Filing Training
Additional training resources

  • Checkout upcoming in-person training dates
  • Request a group training