UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

Case Management / Electronic Case Filing


CM/ECF UPDATE
April 19, 2013

SOFTWARE UPGRADE TO CM/ECF Version 5.1

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.

CM/ECF Training
Pursuant to Local Rule 5005-4, an attorney appearing in a case in this district must complete court approved CM/ECF training to become a registered user and begin efiling documents in this court. Our "CM/ECF for Attorneys" training course is a 4-hour hands-on formal training session, which focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy and adversary case filing. This course is offered to all attorneys authorized to practice in this district and has been approved for 5 CLE credits by The Florida Bar, which can be applied to the CLE credit hour requirements set forth in Local Rule 2090-1(A)(3). Attorneys and/or Limited Filers who certify that they are already registered users of CM/ECF in another bankruptcy court are not required to attend classroom training if proficiency on the system is demonstrated through the completion of a “Proof of Proficiency” exercise. To register for our “CM/ECF for Attorneys” training course, or if you are currently filing in another bankruptcy court and wish to gain access to the "LIVE" system by completion of a proficiency exercise, please notify the court's training team at: CMECF_support@flsb.uscourts.gov or contact Pam Shuler, CM/ECF Training Specialist, at (305) 714-1829.

We appreciate your continued support and cooperation. For more information about CM/ECF, please do not hesitate to contact our CM/ECF Help Desks Miami (305) 714-1800; Ft. Lauderdale (954) 769-5700; and West Palm Beach (561) 514-4100. Case related questions should be directed to the division in which the case judge is assigned.