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Electronic Case Filing Training

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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.

Available training dates for Civil sessions are September 9, 2014, October 14, 2014, November 18, 2014, and December 9, 2014. Training will be held in the Minneapolis courthouse (300 S. 4th Street) and will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Please contact Katie McCarthy to register (612-664-5014).

If you are looking to obtain training for a Criminal session, please contact Katie McCarthy at (612-664-5014).

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: