Search Menus & Events
Occasionally filers have difficulty locating an event in CM/ECF that accurately describes the document they are attempting to file. This new version of CM/ECF includes a search option designed to assist filers to more easily locate the proper filing event.
Figure 1: CM/ECF Main Menu
Clicking on Search in the blue menu bard displays the "Search Menus and Events" window (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Search window
In this window, enter all or part of the name of the desired event. For example, to find a Motion for Relief from Stay event, type "stay" in the box and press Enter or click the magnifying glass to begin the search.
Figure 3: Search results for "stay"
CM/ECF will display a list of events that contain the entered word or string of words and the menu on which the event can be found. To commence the filing process, simply click on the appropriate event. The next screen will be the case number field. The following screen will offer you the option of searching for a second event (i.e., motion to dismiss) or just selecting a second event, if you are filing a combined motion.
Figure 4: File a Motion with Selected Events
When adding a second or third event, you must press the Ctrl key and click the appropriate event to add it. This section loops until you click on Next to continue filing the document.
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