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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court


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CAUTION:  If you are electronically filing a motion for leave to file a document under seal (pursuant to LR 79.3 or LCrR 55.3), please be sure to use the Sealed and/or Ex Parte Motion event, found in the Sealed and Ex Part Documents category, to properly restrict the filing from public view.  Additional guidance may be found on the Sealed Information page of this website.


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. Please refer to the ECF Administrative Procedures Manual for information regarding electronic filing in the Northern District of Texas.

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.