E-filing Events within ECF
ATTENTION: New features in ECF have made it redundant for us to list out the E-filing Events within ECF. Instead, we recommend using the Search Feature.
- The Search Feature
- Memorandum in Support and Memorandum of P's and A's
- Responses and Replies
- Motions and Requests
- Stipulations (and Proposed Orders)
- Rule 7.1 Disclosures and Corporate Disclosure Statements
There is now a Search button on the main menu, between Utilities and Logout. If you're looking for a particular E-filing event, you can type some part of the event in the Search box, and ECF will show you items that match. Searching for events works best when you look for basic, uncommon elements. For example, if you were trying to file a "Request for Telephonic Appearance," the word "request" is likely to return a large number of matches, whereas "appear" returns 8 items, and "tele" returns exactly 1 match.
You can then click on the item you want to go to that item directly. Please note that DOCUMENTS which you are submitting may have slightly different titles. For instance, you may be submitting an Address Change Notice, but ECF will call it Notice of Change of Address. This is perfectly fine as long as the description is reasonably and logically close to what you are filing; the title of your document does not have to match the description in ECF 100%. If you can not find the correct event, please consult the attorney doing the filing and note that the descriptions here are sufficient for 99% of all filings. If you still can not find the correct event, please contact ECF support.
Each event may or may not have a "Free Text Box" (an open field where you can type any needed additional information in the docket text) and other options (such as a pull-down menu or deadlines).
Please click HERE for information on how this is used and other notes on the docket.
When in doubt, consult the staff for your judge in your case.
Memorandum in Support has been removed as an option for E-filing on its own. Per Civil Local Rule 7-2(b), a motion (which includes the memorandum of points and authorities) must be in one filed document not exceeding 25 pages in length.
If you've already filed the document that your Memorandum supports, please see our instructions on how to fix an e-filing mistake (click here).
3. Responses and Replies
The Responses and Replies event category has been simplified to only include:
RESPONSES AND REPLIES
Opposition/Response to Motion
Reply to Opposition/Response
Check the box for the Motion this Response or Reply is related to:
Use the Free Text Box to fill in the rest of your title:
In CM/ECF, requests* are e-filed using the Motions e-filing events. For example, a "Request for Telephonic Appearance" is e-filed under Motions -> Appear by Telephone. During the motion e-filing process, you may be prompted for a hearing date; if you don't have a hearing date, skip this screen by leaving everything blank and clicking Submit.
Reminder: our e-filing events are broad, general titles intended to cover as many kinds of filings as possible; do NOT change the caption of your documents to match our events. In the example above, while you would e-file your document using the event Motions -> Appear by Telephone, your caption would still read "Request for Telephonic Appearance."* Request for Judicial Notice and Request for Waiver of Service have their own events. Use the Search function to find them.
MOTIONS THAT WILL NOT PROMPT FOR A HEARING DATE
|Administrative Motion to File Under Seal|
Appeal In Forma Pauperis
Appear by Telephone
Appoint Guardian/Attorney ad Litem
Approve Consent Judgment
Certificate of Appealability
Ex Parte Application
Extension of Time re Transcript
Extension of Time to Amend
Extension of Time to Complete Discovery
Extension of Time to File Answer
Extension of Time to File Document
Extension of Time to File Response/Reply
File Excess Pages
|Leave to File Document|
Pro Hac Vice
Proceed In Forma Pauperis
Quash (Under Seal)
Remove Incorrectly Filed Document
Service by Publication
Temporary Restraining Order
Warrant in rem
Writ of Habeas Corpus ad prosequendum
Writ of Habeas Corpus ad testificandum
MOTIONS THAT *WILL* PROMPT FOR A HEARING DATE AS WELL AS DEADLINES FOR AN OPPOSITION/RESPONSE TO MOTION AND REPLY TO OPPOSITION/RESPONSE:
Appoint Lead Plaintiff and Lead Counsel
Bill of Costs
Bill of Particulars
Confirm Arbitration Award
Declaration of Mistrial
Disbursement of Funds
Dismiss/Lack of Jurisdiction
Dismiss/Lack of Prosecution
Enforce IRS Summons
File Amicus Curiae Brief
Forfeiture of Property
Installment Payment Order
Judgment as a Matter of Law
Judgment Debtor Exam
Judgment of Forfeiture
Judgment on Partial Findings
Judgment on the Pleadings
|Judgment under Rule 54(b)|
Leave to Appeal
More Definite Statement
Order of Sale
Partial Summary Judgment
Release of Bond Obligation
Release of Funds
Return of Property
Set Aside Default
Set Aside Forfeiture
Set Aside Judgment
Set Aside Verdict
Taxation of Costs
Withdraw as Attorney
Writ of Garnishment
Writ of Mandamus
5. Stipulations (and Proposed Orders)
The procedure for e-filing Stipulations in civil cases has changed as of 01/13/12. All stipulations, including those for ADR, must now be e-filed using the new e-filing event category "Stipulations" under "Motions and Related Filings."
All stipulation types are clearly labeled, so please take care to select the appropriate event.