U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Electronic Case Filing Tutorial for Attorneys

and Law Firm Staff

Version 1 Compliant

Welcome to Electronic Case Filing 101

The Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Tutorial is designed for attorneys interested in learning how to use the CM/ECF system. Through guided practice, using simulated CM/ECF screens and actions, you will learn how to file pleadings and other materials using the CM/ECF system.

The tutorial consists of six modules. The first five modules guide you through specific CM/ECF functions such as how to file a motion or how to create a docket report. The sixth module contains a link to an Adobe Acrobat tutorial on working with PDF documents.

If you are a new CM/ECF user, you should begin with Module 1 and continue to the end of Module 6. At any point in the tutorial, you can bookmark your place and return when and where it is convenient to you. The entire tutorial will take you about an hour to complete.

To begin, select one of the links below.

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Bankruptcy Events

Module 3: Creditor Maintenance



Module 4: Adversary Events

Module 5: Queries and Reports

Module 6: Working with Documents