CM/ECF Attorney Training Frequently Asked Questions

CM/ECF Attorney Training Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

CM/ECF Attorney Training Frequently Asked Questions

How can I begin filing in CM/ECF in the Northern District of California?

You must be an attorney who qualifies in accordance with Civil LR 11-1(a), 11-2 or 11-3, as incorporated by BLR 1001-2(a), qualify for a waiver or complete the training course, the practice assignment and the Training Certification Form.

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I registered for the training webinar, what happens next?

You will receive an email from the court with further instructions to participate in the webinar by email. Once you have completed the webinar, the training certification form, and the required practice assignment the access information will be sent to you by email. Non-attorney staff may attend either training type, however, they do not qualify for access to CM/ECF.

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What do equipment do I need to participate in the webinar?

The webinar requires a computer with an internet connection. We recommend using two browsers or two monitors while completing training. Web-Ex works well in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari.

The pre-recorded webinar requires computer speakers, either built-in or external. The pre-recorded webinar also requires JAVA to be installed on your computer for the playback function.

 

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What is the difference between the Creditor's Attorney and Debtor's Attorney Courses?

The creditor's attorney course focuses primarily on Motions, Adversary Proceedings and Claims. Whereas, the debtor's attorney course includes the material in the creditor's attorney course, and has additional instruction on new petition case filings.

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Do I have to take the pre-recorded course in one sitting once I begin?

No, the pre-recorded webinar and practice assignment are self-paced. You may take one module at a time or all at once; the modules may be played, paused, stopped and resumed at anytime.

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Must all users of CM/ECF participate in online training?

Training is required for all attorneys, and limited filers unless they have already received training, Login ID and Password in another Bankruptcy Court and qualify for an attorney waiver or limited filers waiver.

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Can my support staff participate in on-line training?

Yes, attorneys are urged to encourage their staff to review participate in the online Webinar.  However, staff are not required to submit the practice assignment to the court for review.

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How long is the pre-recorded webinar?

The Debtor's Attorney Pre-recorded webinar is 76 minutes and the Creditor's Attorney Pre-reoorded Webinar is 59 minutes. Each webinar is divided into 4-12 minute modules. The modules are not required to be viewed during one session.


Training also consists of a practice assignment demonstrating the filing techniques learned during the webinars. The practice assignment is self-paced.

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