ECF Training and Registration

Attorney Training and Registration

To file in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court, an attorney must first be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and must also complete a bankruptcy attorney training course, either at the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court in Detroit or through an approved course in another U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Before proceeding through the registration process, you must review the Terms of Agreement and the Administrative Procedures for the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court.

For Attorneys Who Have Completed Training In Another Approved U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Attorneys who have completed training in another U.S. bankruptcy court are not required to attend training in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court. After being admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and obtaining a login and password for electronic filing there, please click here to register to file in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court and secure a login and password. Proof of the previous bankruptcy court training and a Bar ID number are needed to complete the process.

For Attorneys Requesting Training in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court

After being admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and obtaining a login and password for electronic filing there, please register for an attorney training class in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court in Detroit. The Clerk’s Office offers classes for debtor attorneys, creditor attorneys, and/or combined attorney classes once a month.

Please click here for upcoming sessions and a link for registration

Legal support staff

Legal support staff are welcome to attend an attorney ECF training session. Only attorneys, however, are eligible to receive a login and password; support staff will not receive a login and password upon completing the class.

Please click here for upcoming sessions and a link for registration.

To cancel an existing registration

To cancel an existing registration, please click here

Troubleshooting

If you are an attorney who attended training in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court and have not received your login information 48 hours after training, click here.

Other Users

Creditors Requesting a Limited Access Login/Password in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court

Creditors are not required to attend training. The login and password issued to creditors has limited access to the system which allows them to file proofs of claim, reaffirmation agreements, etc. Upon completion of the registration form, the court will issue an ECF login and password which will be sent to the email address provided through registration. Click here to complete the ECF registration process.

Creditors who only file proofs of claim do not need to attend an ECF training class, but can instead file claims through ePOC by clicking here.

Personal Financial Management Course Providers Requesting a Limited Access Login/Password in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court

Personal financial management course providers are not required to attend training. The login and password issued to a provider has limited access to the system which allows filing of the Personal Financial Management Certificate. Upon completion of the registration form, the court will issue an ECF login and password, which will be sent to the email address provided through registration. Click here to complete the ECF registration process.