What is VCIS?
The Voice Case Information System allows anyone with a touch tone telephone to call the court, request information about a particular case, and have the computer read the data directly from the ECF (Electronic Case Filing) database.
The following information is provided for bankruptcy cases:
The following information is provided for adversary proceedings:
This is done by using a recorded voice together with a computer-synthesized voice. Since it is retrieved from the court's live database, the information reported is the most current available.
What is the charge for using VCIS?
The information service is provided free of charge.
When is the service available?
You may call for information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except weekdays between approximately 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., when the computer is taken off-line for system backups.
How do I use VCIS?
The VCIS telephone number is toll-free (866) 222-8029. This system handles multiple courts so you will need to choose the court first. The state abbreviation for WI (numbers 9 and 4 on your dialpad) will take you to our data. The VCIS user is asked if they wish to select a case by either the case number, the name of the debtor or party in the bankruptcy/adversary case, or a social security or tax ID number. They then press the lettered buttons on the phone to indicate the search criteria. VCIS will retrieve and read the matching case(s). There is a 15 character or 40 second limit. After a few seconds, the computer will report current information about the case.
Which cases are on VCIS?
All of the bankruptcy cases filed, converted or reopened in the Western District of Wisconsin after 4/1/91 are in the VCIS database.