The court requires all filers to use the CM/ECF Electronic Case Filing system (ECF).
All electronic filers must register for ECF access through PACER using an individual PACER account.
Filing requests will not be approved until all requirements have been met.
- Register through PACER using an individual PACER account.
- Attorneys must be admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois before practicing in this court.
- Attorneys must submit a completed training application and attorney answer sheet OR completed training waiver.
Attorneys are required to complete mandatory ECF training before being issued an ECF account in this court. However, attorneys who possess an active ECF account in at least one other Bankruptcy court may file a training waiver.
Registration documents may be found here: https://www.ilcb.uscourts.gov/ecf-registration-and-training-attorneys-and-limited-filers
Attorneys requesting only Limited Filer (creditor/claimant) access are not required to be admitted to bar of the Central District of Illinois in order to file the documents allowed under the Limited Filer rules, but admission to the Central District of Illinois bar is required to appear in court.
Visit our ECF Registration for Limited Filers page for details on how to register and file as a Limited Filer.