Section 1: Getting Started - Attorney/Creditor

Maintaining Your User Account

Once you have obtained a login and password for ECF,  you will be able to make changes to your account. Refer to the training module at http://www.wyb.uscourts.gov/node/60 to view a demonstration of this process.

The following features are located under the Utilities Menu item to make changes or updates to your ECF account:

Change Your Password - This feature is located under the Utilities menu item. This screen allows you to change your password. Please note that the password must contain at least eight characters, both uppercase and lowercase letter and at least one digit or special character (e.g; @,#,$,%,&.

Maintain Your ECF Account - This feature will take you to the Maintain User Account window where you have the ability to update your account information. Click on these tabs to edit additional account information:

  • Email Information - Email addresses associated with your account can be modified, added, or deleted. If you would like notices on any additional cases, you may enter their case numbers in the space provided. You can also customize how you would like the electronic notices sent to the email addresses.
     
  • More User Information - Your current login name as well as the dates of activity will be displayed. This screen also allows you to view any filing agents you have associated with your account.

Overview of ECF Menu

Once you have obtained and login a password from our office and successfully accessed our ECF Filing System, you will notice several menu items at the top of the screen.

Bankruptcy
If you are filing a new bankruptcy petition or filing any documents in a bankruptcy proceeding, click Bankruptcy from the Main Menu. This manual provides step-by-step instructions for making a variety of filings using ECF.

Adversary
If you are filing a new Adversary action or filing any documents in an adversary proceeding, click Adversary to proceed. See this manual for instructions on making adversary filings.

Query 
Allows you to view a variety of information about a case, such as a list of attorneys or current status, as well as the docket sheet. After identifying the case you want, you will see a menu of those choices.

Reports
From the Reports menu, you can run a variety of reports including a Case Report, Docket Report, or Claims Register.

Utilities
Allows you to change your password or view a log of transactions you have made in ECF.

Search
This shortcut helps you find an event (using a keyword) without having to scroll through the categories to find it.

Logout
It is recommended that you use the Logout option when finishing any filing or queries

Help Feature
Clicking on this yellow question mark at the top right hand corner of the screen will provide additional information about each menu selection.

Setting up your ECF Account

To begin the electronic filing process, you must register for ECF & PACER access. Follow the instructions at http://www.wyb.uscourts.gov/register-ecfpacer.