You are here

ECF Registration & Training

REQUEST FOR E-FILING ACCESS

Attorneys, Creditors, and Filing Agents requiring e-filing access must complete the appropriate Registration Form and request access for e-filing through PACER.

In order to practice in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, one must be in good standing with the District Court for the District of Columbia. The Attorney Admissions information for the District Court can be accessed here.

Each individual who registers to file will need an individual PACER account. If you do not have an individual account, you can register for a PACER account here: https://pacer.uscourts.gov/register-account. Questions regarding individual PACER accounts should be directed to PACER at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800)676-6856.

Once you are signed in with your individual PACER account, please register to E-file by clicking on "Manage My Account", and click on "Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration" for attorneys, or "Non-Attorney E-File Registration" for creditors, trustees, filing agents, and financial management providers.

Next, choose "U.S. Bankruptcy Courts" as the Court Type, then "District of Columbia" as the Court. On the following screen, click the button for "E-File Registration Only", then complete all other required fileds and then click Submit.

After you have submitted the request via PACER and the Registration Form, the court will activate your account, and you will receive an email from PACER advising you that your account has been activated.

Once your account is activated, you can begin e-filing by going to https://ecf.dcb.uscourts.gov/ and logging in with your individual PACER login.

REGISTRATION FORMS

TRAINING MODULES FOR NEW USERS

Attorneys who wish to familiarize themselves with Electronic Case Filing (ECF) may use the optional tutorials below. PLEASE NOTE: These tutorials are optimally experienced using a desktop computer equipped with Internet Explorer (IE).

1.  Open a Bankruptcy Case

2.  Open an Adversary Proceeding

3.  File a Motion for Relief From Stay

4.  File an Application for Compensation

5.  File a Notice of Opportunity to Object

6.  File a Notice of Hearing

7.  Upload a Proposed Order

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ECF User Manual

ATTORNEY COMPUTER BASED TUTORIALS (CBTs)

*PLEASE BE ADVISED:  These tutorials are meant to provide a general overview of the CM/ECF application, not to replace formal training. 

 

For answers to your questions regarding registration, please contact the ECF HelpDesk at (202) 354-3281 or bkecf_login@dcb.uscourts.gov.