ECF Training

The ECF Procedures Manual ("Manual") is intended to provide guidance for filing documents electronically with the Court.
  • This manual may not represent the views of all the judges.
  • The Bankruptcy Clerk or any judge may deviate from the procedures in specific cases if deemed appropriate in the exercise of discretion.
  • The Court may amend the Manual at any time without prior notice.
  • Although filing requirements and references to the Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and/or Local Rules may be provided for some topics, this manual should not be relied upon exclusively by the user. The Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and/or Local Rules should be consulted.
  • If you feel that a Bankruptcy Clerk's Office staff member has directed you to follow a procedure that differs from the Manual, confirm that you are following the preferred procedures for the assigned judge.
  • If you identify Manual language that is inaccurate, misleading or outdated, please e-mail

The Court also offers 30 and 60-minute training sessions via Zoom. Contact us for more information at:

If after filing a document you realize that an error has been made, please contact the court at 206-370-5200 or via live Chat on our website.  After hours send email to

ECF Procedures Manual

Accessing Audio in a PDF File

Adobe Tips & Tricks

Adversary Case Opening Instructions

Amended Complaint

Amending Petition, Schedules, Means Test or Plan

Bankruptcy Case Opening Instructions

Corporate Parent/Affiliate

Correcting Social Security Number

Courtesy Notice of Electronic Filing

E-Orders Instructions

ECF Users Administrative Guide

Linking Reference Guide

Master Mailing List Requirements

Motion for Hardship Discharge

Notice of Hearing Events

Procedure Reminders

Reminders Regarding CM-ECF

Shorten Time

Transfer, Withdrawal and Satisfaction of Claim

Withdrawal and Substitution of Attorney, Withdraw as Attorney, Stipulation