The Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system is the Federal Judiciary's comprehensive case management system for all bankruptcy, district, and appellate courts. ECF allows courts to accept filings and provide access to filed documents over the internet.
ECF also provides the following benefits:
- 24-hour access to filed documents over the Internet
- automatic email notice of case activity
- the ability to download and print documents directly from the court system
The electronic case files system accepts documents in a portable document format (PDF). PDF retains the way a document looks, so the pages, fonts and other formatting are preserved.