Docketing FAQs

  • How do I find the appropriate event to use for my pleading?

    The search feature will allow the user to search for keyword(s) and display all events in the system which contain the word(s).  Each of the displayed matches is a link to that event allowing you to click on that appropriate match and the docketing process for that event will begin.

  • What types of files can be attached to a docket entry?

    PDF files are the only acceptable file type for filing.

  • Is there a size limit for a PDF file to be attached?

    All PDF files must be 15MB or less.  If your PDF file is larger than 15MB,  you will need to split it into two or more files so that each individual file is 15MB or less in size.

    If your file is less than 500 pages and is over 15MB,  it is likely you are scanning your file in either color or grey scale, or a high dpi (dots per inch).  Either of these options will create an unusually large file size.  We suggest that your scanner be set to 200 dpi or less, and set to black/white scan only.  You should only scan in color when it is appropriate and necessary for the document.

  • Is there a limit to the number of PDF files that can be attached to a single entry?

    No, there is no limit.  We suggest that you attach no more than 20 files per entry to ensure success with your filing.  The more files that you attach will require more time to process.  If your processing time goes past the 30 minute window, you will lose your entry and must begin again. 

    When you have a large number of PDF files to attach, select the appropriate event for your first entry and attached the first set of PDF files. For each subsequent set of PDF files, select the Notice of Filing event which will require you to link back to your original entry and allow you to attach your next batch of PDF files.

  • Is there an ECF Attorney User's Manual?

    Yes.  Click here to view the ECF Attorney User's Manual.

  • What are the rules and procedures regarding filing electronically?

    Rules and procedures for electronic filing can be found in Appendix H of the Local Rules.

  • What is the procedure when there is a large number of PDF files for a single pleading?

    When you have a large number of PDF files to attach, we suggest that you file no more than 20 - 25 files per entry.  This will help ensure your success.  If you have more than 30 files for a single filing, select the appropriate event for your first entry and attached the first set of PDF files. For each subsequent set of PDF files, select the Notice of Filing event which will require you to link back to your original entry and you will attach your next set of PDF files.

  • How do I get a refund for duplicate fees paid online?

    Select Refund Procedures from the menu list on the left of this screen.

  • When docketing, I am prompted to login again after each screen. Why is this happening?

    Your browser security settings are set to not accept a cookie from the ECF system.  You need to accept a cookie from the ECF server, otherwise it assumes you have not logged in or your cookie has expired.