If you are joining with a document OTHER THAN A MOTION, use the event under the Notices Category - Notice (Other) and then choose the document(s) you are joining with and modify docket text as appropriate.
When you file ANY motion (other than a Motion to Join), choose ONLY the defendant you represent.
Beginning January 5, 2009, attorneys filing civil complaints in paper must also submit the opening document(s) and cover sheet on a disc in PDF format.
DO NOT e-file the document again. CALL the Help Desk at 801-524-6851 for instructions
NOTE: Cases are not considered filed until the complaint has been e-filed and the filing fee paid.
For complete instructions, including a list of the types of cases that may be e-filed, see "Initiate a New Civil Case"
1. Signed with an "/s/ attorney name" or electronic image of the attorney's signature,
2. Filed under that attorney's login and password
HINT: The E-filing attorney MUST be the signing attorney.
This can be found in Section II of the Administrative Procedures on page 3.
HINT: Do not click on the case number - it is a link to the docket sheet.
You may occasionally notice a screen during E-Filing that only shows the case number and case name and a "Next" button. We call those "In Between Functions" screens. Work is being done in the background. You should just click on the "Next" button, not on the case number link to the docket.
Whenever you see the case number and name on the screen or on the NEF (Notice of Electronic Filing) - remember that it is a link to the docket sheet. Clicking on the case number will bring up a PACER login screen.
Clicking on QUERY will also bring up a PACER login screen.
The best practice is to file all documents in paper. The clerk’s office is responsible for issuing the Writ of Execution so if the Motion and Writ are efiled, there will be a delay in notifying the court of the pending Motion and Writ.
For further information, please review the Writ of Execution Packet (includes Request for Hearing, Writ of Execution Notice & Writ) on the Court's form page.
According to Administrative Procedure II (F) paper courtesy copies are to be delivered to the judge for:
These documents should be sent immediately following the E-filing of the document(s).
Not every document should use a motion event when E-filing.
Some documents should be filed as a motion - rule of thumb:
If it needs a ruling from the judge, in most instances you should file a motion and a proposed order. If unsure what event to use to file your document please call the CM/ECF Help Desk at 801-524-6851.
When you need help to find the correct event, try using the SEARCH feature located on the blue bar.
Clicking on Search displays the Search Menus and Events window
In this window enter all or part of the name of the event to be found. For example, to find the correct response event, type “response” in the box and click the Search button.
CM/ECF will display a list of events which contain the entered word or string of words and the menu on which the event can be found.
To file the document, simply click on the appropriate event and it will start the event without having to go back to the menus.
Proposed orders are not filed. You should attach proposed orders to any motion that requires a ruling. Then email it to the judge. If you do not attach your proposed order at the time the motion is filed, you email it to the judge.
If you feel strongly that the proposed order needs to be on the docket, you may efile it using the "Notice of Filing" event, found under Other Documents.
The draft Proposed Scheduling Order should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, unless the case is assigned to a senior judge in which case the Proposed Order should be emailed directly to that senior judge. See complete details for civil scheduling.
Only choose the defendant you represent.
When you select the case:
When you select the filer: