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Electronic Filing of Civil Cases

An attorney must submit the following case initiation documents and the filing fee, if applicable, electronically using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files ("CM/ECF") system:

  • Civil complaint (which must include a civil cover sheet)
  • Notice of removal (which must include a civil cover sheet and the state court complaint)

New civil cases that are to be sealed or filed by a pro se party must continue to be submitted in paper.  Filing Users who wish to electronically submit a case initiation document must first complete the below computer-based training module and review the below written materials. Please ensure the volume on your computer is turned up as the lesson has instructional audio. 

Electronic Filing of Miscellaneous Cases

Additional Resources

For questions or information pertaining to the electronic filing of civil complaints, please contact the Clerk's Office at (401) 752-7200.