U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Training and Manuals

Training Information

In order to file documents electronically and to receive e-mail notices of documents that are filed, You  must be registered to file electronically, and be trained and certified by the court. Training in any federal court or on-line training through this court meets the training requirements for a password.

Step 1:

If you are not already certified to file documents electronically in a federal court, you need to complete the on-line training modules (Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) Electronic Learning Modules (ELM's)) available below to qualify for a password. Attorneys must complete all of the modules to be eligible for an attorney password.  Creditors must complete the Proof of Claim and Motion/Application modules.  Accountants must complete the Motion/Application and Notice of Hearing with Certificate of Service modules.

Note:  Classroom training is available for attorneys under special circumstances only or at the direction of the court.  The class is an instructor-led course designed for attorneys in bankruptcy proceedings. The course provides attorneys hands-on experience using CM/ECF.  Contact Robert Seuzeneau at (504) 589-7861 to receive information about the classroom training. 

Step 2:

Complete the password application located under CM/ECF User Application Forms on the CM/ECF Info page, and return it to the court to receive your live login and password to the Electronic Filing System.

Help and Tutorials

CM/ECF Manuals

CM/ECF Usage Information