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Civil Case Opening


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

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Classes are held monthly and by special arrangement.

For Pro Se Civil Case Opening instructions, see Representing Yourself page

 

Preparing to File: Civil Case Opening

 

Preparing to File: Notice of Removal

 

Opening Your Civil Case (via CM/ECF):

Select a topic to see more detailed instructions.

 

After you file, court staff will complete the following 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

 

For additional information, review our Case Opening Frequently asked questions.