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Enroll in the Court sponsored ECF training and master the skills needed to file documents electronically. The Court offers training on Electronic Case Filing through three delivery options. Select the delivery option that is just right for you.

If you prefer a classroom environment that includes an instructor,select Classroom Instructor-Led Training (CIT). Click on the course name to view the description and training schedule for that course. If you are representing yourself (pro se - without an attorney) and you will be requesting permission to file electronically using the CM/ECF system, we recommend that you take the Classroom Instructor-Led Training. After you have completed the class, attach your completion certificate to your Motion for Permission for Electronic Case Filing.

If you prefer independent self-paced learning, select the Web-Based Tutorials (WBT). The Web-Based Tutorials may be viewed through any internet browser. If you are representing yourself (pro se - without an attorney) and you are not able to attend the Classroom Instructor-Led Training (CIT) please indicate on your Motion for Permission for Electronic Case Filing that you used the Web-Based Tutorial method.

The clerk's office has created videos listed under the "ECF On-line Learning" section and manuals listed under the "ECF Training Documents" section that are posted on the right-side of this page.

Classroom Instructor-Led Training (CIT)
ECF Basic Civil Docketing & Spreading Text and Effects Docketing for Attorneys
To view the next training date for this course, click the Schedule button, Click on the course materials icon, to view document. To enroll now, click enroll. Duration Course
Materials
2.5 hours  
 

This instructor-led course provides hands-on experience in spreading text and effects while docketing to Miscellaneous and Multi-District Litigation cases that have designated ECF cases. Spreading text allows the Attorney User to copy the docket text of the filing from the Master Docket to the Associated Cases. Spreading effect allows the Attorney User to copy the effects of the filing (flags, schedules, party/attorney additions) from the Master Docket to the Associated cases. Learn how to:

  • file in the Master Docket Only
  • file in the Master Docket and One Specific Action
  • file in the Master Docket and Specific Action
  • file in the Master Docket and All actions:

Also learn how which documents are not suited for spreading text and effects

 
Module 1: File in the Master Docket Only
Module 2: File in the Master Docket and One
Module 3: File in the Master Docket and Specific Actions
Module 4: File in the Master Docket and All Actions
Module 5: Do not Spread Document List
 
ECF Basic: Civil Docketing
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