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ECF Training

ECF training is required for anyone requesting a login and password to our Live database who is:
  • A new user (i.e., does not file electronically in another bankruptcy court); or
  • An ECF user in another bankruptcy court but is unable to provide a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) from that court which is no more than 90 days old and bears the name of the applicant as the filer of the document for which the NEF was generated.
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Recommended Reading
Interactive Online Training

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We provide ECF training by two methods: Online or personal training in the Tallahassee Clerk's Office.

Online training consists of a set of exercises to be completed in our training database. The exercises vary depending on the type of user and may be done at your own pace. If you will be applying for a login and password to the Live ECF system after completing the exercises, your exercises will be reviewed for accuracy prior to processing that application.

Personal training is provided at the Tallahassee location of the Clerk's Office only if needed after users have completed online training.

Attorney for Debtor
Attorney for Creditor

Click here to request a login and password for training.

Recommended Reading

Administrative Procedures Regarding Electronic Case filing in the Northern District of Florida
Local Rules for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
Filing Requirements by Chapter
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
Title 11, United States Code ("The Bankruptcy Code")

Interactive Training

Interactive training via computer based training modules (CBTs) are provided by PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), an electronic public access service of the federal Judiciary.  This service is free.  These are generic training modules to help you become more familiar with CM/ECF and may not be identical to the version used in the Northern District of Florida.
  • An Introduction to CM/ECF
  • Logging in to CM/ECF
  • Setting Up E-Mail Notification
  • Running CM/ECF Queries
  • Filing Proofs of Claim
  • Adversary Case Opening
  • Bankruptcy Case Opening
  • Filing an Answer to a Complaint
  • Filing a Motion
  • Filing an Objection to a Motion
  • Uploading a Creditor Matrix
You may access these CBTs through the PACER website at http://www.pacer.gov/ecfcbt/bk/


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