ECF Registration and Training Information
**If you are not an attorney who is admitted to practice in the Middle District of North Carolina, please see the Limited/Creditor filers section below for registration information.
Attorneys who have received ECF training in another court:
If you are an attorney who is admitted to practice in the Middle District of North Carolina AND:
- you have filed or currently file electronically in any federal court (including federal District, Appellate, or Bankruptcy courts); OR,
- you have attended an electronic filer training class in any federal court (including federal District, Appellate, or Bankruptcy courts),
you do not have to attend an electronic filer training class in this court. Simply fill out the Registration Form (waivers only) and mail it to the court. Please indicate on the form the district(s) in which you are currently registered for ECF. The attorney must sign the Registration Form. The registration form must be mailed or hand-delivered. We cannot accept faxed or emailed registration forms. Upon receipt of your form, we will email you a login and password to our live database.
- Attorneys who are First Time Filers:
If you are an attorney who is admitted to practice in the Middle District of North Carolina and you have never filed electronically in any federal court (including federal District, Appellate, or Bankruptcy courts), you must attend a training class at the court. Before attending the class, please review the Technology Requirements for using CM/ECF and our Administrative Guide for CM/ECF. Non-attorneys (ie., paralegals, legal assistants) are welcome to to attend a training class; however, non-attorneys must still sign-up for the class they wish to attend in order to secure a seat in that class.
Applicants who are required to attend an ECF training class should contact Matt at the Help Desk by calling (336) 358-4010 to inquire about class availability and to reserve a seat.
Please make certain of the date you wish to attend. If you need to change class dates or add additional attendees (i.e., paralegals, legal assistants) after you have registered for a class, you must call Matt at the Help Desk. Changing class dates and/or adding additional attendees will be subject to availability.
Proofs of Claims:
If you are a creditor who wishes to file Proofs of Claims electronically with the Court, you do not need to register or submit a registration form. Proofs of Claims can be submitted directly from the Court’s website. For more information regarding the electronic filing of Proofs of Claims, click here.
Limited Filer Access:
Limited/creditor filers are not required to attend a training class. However, applicants will be required to complete an online training exercise prior to being issued a login and password. The online training exercise is mandatory for all limited/creditor filers regardless of whether they have previously filed in or been trained in other courts.
If you are a creditor seeking limited-filer access to the court's CM/ECF system, please read over the following list of documents that can and cannot be filed electronically through the court's CM/ECF system:
Limited filers have access to electronically file the following documents:
- Notices of Change of Creditor’s Address
- Requests for Notices
- Withdrawal of Document
- Transfer(s) of Claim(s) (using form B210A)
- Reaffirmation Agreements
Limited filers cannot file the following documents electronically via CM/ECF - these documents are filed directly through the court's website and do not require a username or password:
- Proofs of Claims
- Amended Proofs of Claims
- Withdrawals of Claims
- Notice of Mortgage Payment Change
- Notice of Postpetition Mortgage Fees, Expenses, and Changes
- Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment
If you still wish to obtain a limited/creditor account, fill out the Registration Form (Limited/Creditor Filers) and mail it to the court.
- How can I sign up for an account to file electronically?
- I am a creditor’s attorney and will be filing a claim on behalf of my client. How do I record the creditor address and my address as attorney?
- How do I get information about a case?
- You said E-Orders was built into CM/ECF. Don't we already submit proposed orders through CM/ECF?
- If my claim has been paid, should I file a Withdrawal of Claim?