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Eastern District of Texas

Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court


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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 filing system accepts documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Using this format ensures that all pages, fonts and other formatting selections are preserved when the document is uploaded to the system. (or filing system, whichever makes more sense to you).