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CM/ECF Version 5.0 Information
  NEW - Instructions on Changing your Password  
  NEW - Attorney Updates for Version 5.0  


Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF)


Electronic Case Filing Login



In order to file initiating pleadings (i.e. Complaints, Removals, etc.) electronically, an attorney must be
admitted to the bar of this court and take the On-Line Attorney Case Opening Training (also found under the Training Modules section on this page).

After completing the on-line training, you will be sent, via email, a test case to open. After completing the test case, a request will be sent to the Clerk’s Office to review your test case. If there are no errors, you will receive an email that you have been granted permission to file initiating pleadings through CM/ECF.

If there are errors in your test case, a member of the Clerk’s Office will contact you by phone to assist you with any problems.

If your filing is time sensitive, contact the Clerk’s Office or manually file your case with the Clerk’s Office.

Attorney Updates for Version 5.0  
Instructions on Changing your Password  
Attorney Updates for Version 4.0  
Case Opening Changes for Attorneys with New Case Permission  
General Information  
CM/ECF Brochure  
How to setup e-mail notification  
Attorney’s Perspective Video  
Criminal Events in ECF  
Civil Events in ECF  
PACER Support  
Frequently Asked Questions  
Training Modules  
New Case Opening Training for Attorneys  
How to File an Answer to a Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint  
How to Open a New Case with a Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis  
How to Open a Removal Case  
How to Open a 2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus  
Civil/Criminal Cases-Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures Manual  
Attorney's Manual  
New Case Filing Guide  
New Case Help Sheet  
Guide Appendix A - Cause of Action Codes  
Guide Appendix B - Party Naming Standards  
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