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Training Seminars

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio provides training in the use of its Case Management / Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system to all interested attorneys and law firm staff.


The Court now permits attorneys to file documents electronically over the internet in criminal and civil cases. Absent a showing of good cause, the Court expects attorneys to take advantage of the benefits of this new service which include: e-mail noticing of all filings, 24 hour access to file or view documents; immediate access to updated docket sheets and to the documents themselves; potential elimination of paper files that can be misplaced or lost; and potential for savings in copying, courier and noticing costs.


Our training programs provide attorneys and their staffs with the knowledge necessary to use the electronic filing system. Topics include:

  • How to prepare documents for electronic filing
  • How to file electronically
  • How to retrieve electronically filed documents
  • How to receive electronic notice of filings
  • What to do with material that cannot be filed electronically
  • What to do if you have difficulties filing electronically
  • Legal issues including: electronic signatures, noticing and retention of original documents and system requirements


In Cleveland, the court conducts Electronic Filing Training Seminars on an as needed basis on Wednesdays:

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Overview
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hands-On Training


For information on Civil Case Opening Training click here.


Training in electronic filing will also be provided to interested attorneys and law firm staff at other times and other court locations by prior arrangement.


Individuals seeking training in how to file electronically in bankruptcy cases should contact the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio at (216) 615-4300.