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Online training modules
are available for Electronic Civil Case Opening. Each of the
two interactive tutorials is approximately 30 minutes in length.
Before viewing an online training
module, it may be helpful to print the sample documents for the
Training Module #1 - How to Open a Civil Case with a
Training Case #1
> Complaint Tutorial
Training Module #2
- How to Open a Civil Case with a Notice of Removal
Training Case #2
After viewing the
training modules, complete and return the
form to obtain access to case opening functionality in CM/ECF.
When opening a
new civil case electronically, prepare all case
initiating documents and complete a Civil Cover Sheet before
starting the case opening process. The
Cause of Action list will assist in determining which code
should be entered on the civil cover sheet and in CM/ECF.
Civil Cover Sheet (fillable form) >>
Civil Summons (fillable form) >>
Case Opening Checklist before logging in to CM/ECF to open a new
Electronic Civil Case Opening Instructions
a new case electronically, to avoid common case opening errors.
Name Guide provides guidance and tips for entering party names
into the CM/ECF database.