How to Become an ECF Filer
- Ensure you have the necessary computer hardware, software and Internet components.
- Read the Administrative Procedures for Filing, Signing and Verifying Pleadings and Papers by Electronic Means.
- Determine the levels of electronic filing access you need to meet your e-filing needs.
- Complete the Electronic Filing Registration.
You will be contacted regarding training and Connectivity Confirmation requirements.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Tina Warren at 512-916-5238 extension 318 or e-mail Tina_Warren@txwb.uscourts.gov.
- PC running Microsoft Windows or Macintosh.
- An Internet service provider (ISP).
- Internet browser software.
- Software or scanner to convert documents to Portable Document Format (PDF).
The more memory you have, the faster your documents can be processed.
The faster the connection speed between your computer and your ISP, the less time you will need to wait for your filings to upload.
CM/ECF has been tested and works correctly with Firefox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0.
All documents (except creditor matrices) must be in PDF format before they can be filed in CM/ECF!
There are three levels of access available to CM/ECF users:
- Full Access Attorney Filer:
- Limited Access Attorney Filer:
- Creditor Filer:
Full Access Attorney users can electronically file new bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, contested matters, responses, objections, plans, proofs of claims, reaffirmations, etc. Basically, anything an attorney can file in paper form.
Limited Access Attorney users can electronically file Notices of Appearance, Proofs of Claims and Reaffirmation Agreements. Filing of a Notice of Appearance will activate email noticing.
Creditor users can electronically file a limited number of documents, primarily claims, transfers of claims, reaffirmation agreements, and notice requests. Basically, anything a creditor can file in paper form.
Only one login and password will be issued to each registrant.