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New User Registration and Online Training:

First time efilers must electronically register for CM/ECF training in this district via the court’s website, and complete the designated training requirements. The online CM/ECF training program (eTraining) consists of a series of Electronic Learning Modules called ELMs which focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy case filing.  This training program is the prerequisite required to qualify for electronic filing privileges in the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The training program provides immediate, 24-hour access from your office or home computer and can be completed in a single sitting or over several days.

These ELMs can also be used as a resource for refresher training or training new employees.  Simply sign-up online and watch the ELMs.

To access the eTraining system, please click HERE.

Please note: Attorney filers who are registering for electronic access must first complete the Attorney Admissions process through the District Court. For more information, click here.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Chrome, Firefox, Safari
  • Flash Player 8.0 or later
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and 256 colors or greater
  • Sound card with speakers or headphones

Training Database:

The CM/ECF Training system provides functionality similar to the CM/ECF Live system. Filers are able to experience CM/ECF without affecting the status of cases already in the Live CM/ECF system. If you do not already have access to the training system or need assistance with your login, please contact our Help Desk at 414-290-2700.

Frequently Asked Questions:

To access a list of common questions related to CM/ECF filing and troubleshooting, click here.

Watch a video on how to "Maintain Your ECF Account." (PDF Version)

Watch a video on how to "Browsing For A PDF." (PDF Version)

Watch a video on how to "Combine Files Into a Single PDF." (PDF Version)

Watch a video on how to "Clear the cache in internet explorer." (PDF Version)

Watch a video on how to "Clear the cache in Mozilla Firefox 11" (PDF Version)

Changes to CM/ECF Release 5.0

Changes to CM/ECF Release 5.1

Training Materials for Limited Debt Ed. Filers

Amended Schedules and Matrix Procedure

Motion for Relief from Stay and Abandonment Procedure

Lou Jones Tip Sheet 11.13.2012

Adversary Case Opening Guideline 6.1.2015

Motion to Redact Procedure

Noticing Requirements for Commonly Filed Motions 7.6.2017


Paul Walter, Training Specialist

Phone: 414-290-2730


Erin Bareis, Operations Supervisor

Phone: 414-290-2719


Amanda Sippel, Operations Supervisor

Phone:  414-290-2710

Email: (link sends e-mail)