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Electronic Case Filing Training

ECF Informational Video

District Court CM/ECF Computer Based Training Modules

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Filing a Stipulation

Filing a Certificate of Service


The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota provides training in the use of its Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system to all interested attorneys and law firm staff. The court encourages attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, legal assistants, and systems staff to attend training.

According to Local Rule 5.1, all documents are to be filed electronically on the Court's Electronic Case Filing system in criminal and civil cases. The benefits of ECF include: e-mail noticing of all filings, 24 hour access to file or view documents; immediate access to docket sheets and to the documents themselves; and potential for savings in copying, and courier and noticing costs.

Our training sessions provide attorneys and their staff with the knowledge necessary to use the Court's Electronic Case Filing system. Topics include:

  • How to prepare documents for electronic filing;
  • How to file electronically to ECF;
  • How to retrieve electronically filed documents;
  • How to change the electronic noticing options;
  • What to do if you have difficulties filing electronically;
  • Topics such as electronic signatures, redaction of pleadings and filing under seal.

Training will be held in the Clerk's Office, Suite 200, of the Minneapolis courthouse (300 S. 4th Street). Click HERE for location and parking information. All classes start promptly at 9 am and run approximately 2.5 hours. To register for a class, please email Katie McCarthy at Training dates for 2015 are as follows:

Tuesday, January 13
Tuesday, February 3
Thursday, May 14
Tuesday, August 11
Tuesday, September 15
Tuesday, November 10
Tuesday, December 8

Tuesday, July 14
Tuesday, October 13

If you have further questions regarding training, please contact Katie McCarthy at 612-664-5014 or

Individuals seeking training in how to file electronically in bankruptcy cases should contact the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota should visit the Bankruptcy Court's website: