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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Welcome to Electronic Case Filing 101 Version 2

The Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Tutorial is designed for attorneys and law firm staff interested in learning how to use the CM/ECF system. Through guided practice, using simulated CM/ECF screens and actions, you will learn how to file pleadings and other materials using the CM/ECF system.

The tutorial is divided into five modules, each of which contains sections that guide you through specific CM/ECF functions for civil and criminal filings.

If you are a new CM/ECF user, you should begin with1: Orientation and continue to the end of 5: Utilities. This is a self-paced tutorial: at any point you can bookmark your place and return when and where it is convenient to you. The entire tutorial will take you about one hour to complete.

To begin, select one of the section links below.


1: Orientation

2: Criminal Filings

3: Civil Filings

4: Reports
5: Utilities

CM/ECF

Tutorial

Navigation

Motions Set For Hearing

Exparte/Consent Motions

Responses

Notices

Discovery

Service

Waivers

Trial

Pleadings

Other

Appeal

Complaints

Answers

Motions Set for Hearing

Motions Set for Hearing
(Multi-part)


Exparte/Consent Motions

Responses

 

 

Docket Sheet

Civil Cases

Criminal Cases

Queries

 

 

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