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Expansion of Attorney Civil Case-Opening Pilot Project

Beginning February 18, 2014, attorneys may open civil cases and file most complaints and notices of removal electronically pursuant to the Court's Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project. Refer to General Order General Order 14-01 for more information. For a short step-by-step demonstration, view the videos below. An Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project User Manual is also available. The current Civil Cover Sheet, Form CV-71(11/13), must be used when opening new civil cases in CM/ECF.

In order to become familiar with electronic filing of new civil cases under the pilot project, it is highly recommended that attorneys and/or support staff view the videos and review the Attorney Case-Opening Pilot Project Manual before attempting to open a new civil case. It is essential that attorneys maintain and update their personal contact account information, especially their e-mail addresses, in the Court's CM/ECF System before opening a new case.

Have questions or need additional information? Contact:
The CM/ECF Help Desk
(213) 894-0242
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST Monday thru Friday