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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. After the completion of the class, you will receive a completion certificate.

If you prefer independent self-paced learning, select the Web-Based Tutorials (WBT). The Web-Based Tutorials may be viewed through any internet browser.

Whether you choose classroom training or self-paced learning, you will receive expert instruction on Electronic Case Filing that can be applied as soon as you receive your ECF user id and password.

Classroom Instructor-Led Training (CIT)
Attorney Civil Case Opening
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Duration Course
5.5 hours Yes

Learn how to open various civil cases in the CM/ECF System.

The filing users will be able to identify and apply the docketing events for opening the following types of civil cases:

  • General Complaint,
  • Notice of Removal,
  • Petition (Turnover) as a related case,
  • Copyright Complaint,
  • Patent Complaint,
  • Class Action Complaint,
  • Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus,
  • Social Security Complaint,
  • Maritime Complaint
  • Complaint/Petition in the Nature of Mandamus.

In addition, the filing users will be able to complete the process for notifying and transmitting information regarding the opening of the case to the Parties, the Attorneys, the Judge, and Clerk's Office staff, other Federal Courts and various U.S. Agencies and Offices.

ECF Quick Reference Guide

Module 1: Civil Complaint

Module 2: Notice of Removal

Module 3: Petition

Module 4: Copyright

Module 5: Patent

Module 6: Class Action Complaint

Module 7: Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Module 8: Social Security Complaint

Module 9: Maritime Complaint

Module 10: Nature of Mandamus

Module 11: Petition (Other) return of Child

Module 12: Complaint for Forfeiture

Module 13: Petition to Appoint Arbitrator

Module 14: Petition to Compel, Confirm, Modify, Stay,
Vacate Arbitration

Module 15: Trademark

Module 16: Jones Act

Module 17: Motion for Return of Property

Module 18: Agriculture Appeal

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