Utah District Court
File Bins Languish
The formerly active file bins for paper destined for paper file folders are empty, a result of the CM/ECF transition to electronic files. Now, the docketing process places documents in the electronic file, and no paper case file is needed.
Some materials are still filed in paper files, but those items are so few relative to all court filings that paper filing does not pause in these file bins.
The court has trained trainers in sessions each morning on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. These trainers will train persons in their offices, who may then register to file electronically. The trainers will be an ongoing resource to their firms. In July, pilot filings by these firms will expose the system to the first "non court user" filings, and will teach the court a great deal about interaction with outside users. In August, training will begin for trainers from firms other than the pilot firms.
Resources for these trainers (useful for anyone working with CM/ECF) are at http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/cmecf/documents/trainerscorner.html
Help Options Multiply In Preparation for Attorney Filing
In addition to many on-line reference items in the Court's web site Help Desk
, the Court's web site has direct searchable access to an electronic question and answer source, the Electronic Help Desk
. On August 1, 2005, the court will add a phone line help system
with coverage from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The phone number will be 801 524 3248. T he Court’s PACER system, which provides access to electronic case information, also has a national Help Desk which can be reached at 800 676 6856 from 8:00 am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday CST. General information is also available on the PACER Service Center Home Page
or by email
The court has announced training sessions
for law firm trainers and for attorneys. Those interested in training of any kind should contact Krysta at the court at 801-524-6146 or via e-mail
One series of training sessions
is designed for in house trainers
and technical support staff who will train and register attorneys in their respective firms. Any attorney trained by a court certified trainer may immediately register as an efiler and, upon receipt of the attorney login and password, begin to file electronic documents over the Internet. The sessions will be held in late June and early July.
The court has also announced training for individual attorneys
(who may bring a staff member to the training session). Attorneys will learn how to docket in the ECF program and how to navigate through the program and be eligible to register as e-filers. Sessions are currently scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from August 9 through September 29, 2005.Registration of Previously Trained Attorneys:
Beginning August 1, 2005 attorneys who are already utilizing the ECF program in other districts or in the Bankruptcy Court will be allowed to register as E-Filers.