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CM/ECF Information

About CM/ECF

CM/ECF is the federal courts' case management and electronic case files system. It provides courts enhanced and updated docket management. It allows courts to maintain case documents in electronic form. And it gives each court the option of permitting case documents - pleadings, motions, petitions - to be filed with the court over the Internet.

CM/ECF implementation in the bankruptcy courts has been underway since early 2001. District court implementation began in 2002. Appellate court implementation began in late 2004.

CM/ECF Assistance

Telephone assistance is available from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday with the exception of statutory holidays. Contact the office where your case is being handled. You may also request assistance via email at Support is often available via e-mail after hours, however we cannot guarantee a timely response.

Helpful Documents

PDF  Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing

PDF  Attorney Case Opening Guide

PDF  ECF Restriction Level Summary

PDF  Style Guide for E-filing

PDF  Transcript Redaction Policy

PDF Administrative Procedures for Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs)