E-Filing of New Civil Cases Now Mandatory

Effective February 3, 2014

Since August 2013, registered CM/ECF users in the Northern District of California have been able to open new civil cases electronically, file civil case initiating documents and pay filing fees, all in a single CM/ECF transaction. The Court also began issuing summonses electronically via CM/ECF. Effective February 3, 2014, the electronic filing of all new civil cases that are filed by attorneys is mandatory.

Online Training Resources

A step-by-step guide for e-filing new civil cases and a Powerpoint presentation may be found on the court's E-Filing A New Civil Case information page. 

Classroom Training Opportunities

The Clerk's Office is offering in-person training in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. View class dates, times, locations and registration information (www.usdccand.eventbrite.com).