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Online Training Program

Want an easier way to meet the CM/ECF training requirement to receive a live log in? Want the training from the convenience of your home or office? We thought so. The online training program replaces the training classes at the divisional offices. Nonetheless, just like the classroom course, you will receive CLE credits for the online course! The CM/ECF Online Training Program is made up of a series of Electronic Learning Modules (ELMs for short) customized for Creditor and Debtor Attorney Filers and Limited Filers. The introduction of the new Online Training Program will be followed up by an online library of ELMs for other tasks and tips you will find useful when filing via CM/ECF. Stay tuned for updates!

CM/ECF Upgrade

Coming Soon! CM/ECF software upgrade to the Next Generation (NextGen) will included a new sign-on functionality that will give you both PACER and electronic filing access from your PACER account. The central sign-on will allow all users of the case management system to maintain one account across all courts (appellate, bankruptcy, and district) and sign in one time to access all courts using NextGen in which they have permission to efile. For more information, click on the following links:

Please watch for further announcements and links to electronic learning modules (ELMs) to assisst you during this transition.

CM/ECF v5.1

On April 19, the court upgraded to CM/ECF version 5.1. This upgrade contains new features and enhancements including: new search options on the Cases Report, ability to enter multiple social security numbers or tax identification numbers for a debtor, ability to view multiple attachments to a document on Claims Register, Docket Report hyperlinks contain a document and page count for each PDF document, Docket Activity Report contains a filter to search for docket entries based on the date and time entered, critical case status deadlines will display on the Docket Report (e.g., 341 meeting, claims bar date, plan confirmation, 523/727 complaint deadline), and a new mobile query option that allows searches by case number or party name and text searches on docket entries in a selected case. Also, version 5.1 includes a new Claims Register Summary Report and allows for collection of a new claims transfer fee effective May 1, 2013.

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