The Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court grants attorneys with certified User ID's the ability to use that system to file petitions, complaints and other documents electronically.
CM/ECF support is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. C.S.T by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 713-250-5500.
|Documents & Links|
|Live Filing System||CM/ECF Events|
|Local Rules Changes||Registration Form for Creditors|
|Registration Form for Attorney/Trustee||Common Court Forms in WordPerfect Format|
|Administrative Procedures||NOTICE for Implementing Privacy Act Rules|
|Judges' 362 Setting Pages||Cross Document Hyperlinks|
|Warning: Redaction of Sensitive and Private Information in Court Filings||Attorneys User Guide - Bankruptcy|
|System Requirements for Electronic Filing|
You will need the following computer hardware, software, and accounts:
|Portable Document Format (PDF) Information|
What is Portable Document Format (aka PDF file format)?
Documents filed and stored in the CM/ECF (Electronic Case Filing) system are in the PDF document format. This file format (or file-type) is used to preserve the original layout of documents, such as case files. PDF allows each document to look exactly the same way on any computer at any time. CM/ECF treats PDF documents as originals by using PDF as an archival format, where no changes can be made to the original document once uploaded to the system.
How are PDF's created?
"CONVERTING" TO PDF - Word processing applications can "convert" their word processing files to PDF by using PDF "printing" or "converting" software such as the Adobe Acrobat Writer printer. The user "prints to PDF" and converts the document into a PDF file for use on the CM/ECF system. Best practices for converting to PDF include:
"SCANNING" TO PDF - When a document includes printouts from multiple sources or charts and/or graphs, it may be easiest to use a scanner to create the PDF file. Best practices for scanning to PDF include:
How do I make sure that my PDF's will work with CM/ECF (the electronic filing system)?
By following these suggestions, you can ensure that your document will be compatible with the CM/ECF system:
Which browsers work with CM/ECF?
The following browsers were used to test CM/ECF:
Attorneys admitted to the bar of this court must attend a workshop held by the court before being admitted. See Attorney Admissions
Hands on training is available to attorneys and support staff. Requests for hands on training should be emailed to email@example.com.