Attorney Civil Case Opening

Effective May 15, 2019, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will allow attorneys to open civil cases online via the Case Management Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) System. If you are a registered attorney in our district with a valid user name and password for CM/ECF, you are able to open a civil case, file the case initiating document(s), and pay the filing fee with a credit card via Registered CM/ECF users are reminded of their obligation to keep their personal contact account information, especially their e-mail addresses, current.

Step-by-step instructions for opening cases and adding parties documents are listed below:

Civil case opening

Entering new parties

Should you need assistance, please email the ECF Help Desk at or contact us at 1-866-241-7123. Clerk's office personnel are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.