Attorney CM/ECF Training Outlined
Today the Court Technology Committee (consisting of lawyers and court personnel) discussed the outline for attorney training on CM/ECF.Trainers will be trained first
. That is, law firms or agencies may designate a person who will be trained as a trainer for law firm staff. That trainer will be given detailed information and manuals to allow them to provide support for their law firm or agency. Trainers will be trained in late June and early July 2005 for those who were part of the pilot filing project, and in August 2005 for other trainers. Trainers will be receive three hours of training and substantial training materials.Individual attorney training
is projected to start in August 2005 and continue through September 2005, with sessions each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In late September, the need for more training sessions will be determined. Individual attorneys will likely be trained in a 2-3 hour session, which may include some ethics issues, such as privacy protection.Trained attorneys may register
and begin to electronically file after August 1st. Those attorneys in the pilot firms may be trained and filing anytime after July 1st.