- Over the next few weeks, we will be upgrading the ECF system. This will result in a period of downtime while the system is being upgraded. Advance notice of the interruption of service will be posted here and sent via email to all registered users of the CM/ECF system. Users of bankruptcy filing software may wish to check with their vendor to see if they need an upgrade to be compatible with version 2 of ECF.
- Case Upload feature available. This is a new feature in ECF
that allows attorneys using petition preparation software to
file bankruptcy cases in ECF without re-entering the data
already entered on the petition. Contact your software provider
to determine if they are compliant with the Case Upload feature
and for instructions on how to use the Case Upload feature.
- Attorneys began using the Electronic Case Filing system.
- On February 4, 2002, we implemented the Case Management and
Trustee portion of Electronic Case Filing.
- Revised target dates for implementation and training
- February 4, 2002
Live date for Court and Trustees
- February-March 2002
Small group training for external customers
- April 1, 2002
Live date for all court users
- USBC staff training has begun.
- Target dates for implementation and training. All dates
- August - November 2001
User Surveys and USBC staff training
- December 2001
Train target attorneys and staffs
Train U.S. Trustee's Office and Trustees
- January 7, 2002
Live date for USBC and Trustees
- January - February 2002
Training for other external customers
- February 4, 2002
Live date for target attorneys
- March 1, 2002
Live date for all other customers
- The national project support team visited during the
week of July 9 in Madison and Eau Claire to discuss our progress
and to assist with technology and training issues.
- The project schedule calls for staff automation and
educational training to occur this summer.
- We recently received the computer equipment necessary to
manage the behind-the-scenes database issues.
- The current project plan also anticipates focus group meetings
with the bar in the fall.
- William Wallo, Law Clerk to Judge Utschig, has volunteered to
perform overall project management duties.
- Our Automation Staff, led by Andy Bach, will manage technical
and customer support issues.
- We were recently advised that our court has been selected for
the third phase of the national court effort to implement ECF.
We are tentatively scheduled to begin work in the late fall of
- A conference call with all courts will be held in January
2001, at which time we will receive more specific information on
scheduling and guidance on focus groups and technology issues.
- Our Administrative Office recently solicited applications from
all 90 bankruptcy courts to determine the order of
implementation. To date, we are among 27 courts requesting
early consideration. We estimate six courts will receive
approval to begin the transition process in the spring of 2001;
thereafter the system will be "rolled out" in waves of