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  • If you identify Manual language that is inaccurate, misleading or outdated, please e-mail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 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

Notice of Removal Case Opening

Procedure Reminders

Reminders Regarding CM-ECF

Shorten Time

Transfer, Withdrawal and Satisfaction of Claim