Welcome to Part III of the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Electronic Filing Training Module. The
Court has implemented an application called CM/ECF which stands for Case Management and Electronic
Case Filing. The application is the Court’s main case management application and the Court’s only
electronic filing program. Electronic filing, or efiling, is a method of filing court documents that uses an
electronic format rather than a traditional paper format. By utilizing efiling, all parties, attorneys, and the
Court will be able to docket events, file pleadings, and retrieve court documents instantly through this
application on their computers via the Internet.
Docketing Training Manual
NOTE: ALL PARTS OF THE TRAINING MUST BE COMPLETED. THE REGISTRATION FORMS REQUIRE
THAT THE PARTICIPANT CERTIFY TO THE COURT THAT THE TRAINING HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
Here are the topics that will be covered in this training:
1
Review the location of the Participant’s Docketing Events List on the Court’s main website
2
Review the process for Docketing different pleadings using the Court’s CM/ECF Application
- Docketing a Motion and selecting the desired relief and/or requesting a specific date
- Docketing an Appellant’s Brief
- Docketing a Notice of Appearance
Step 1:
Accessing the list of the Participant’s Docketing Events List from the Court’s
Main Website
We’ll begin by reviewing the Participant’s Docketing Events. From the website, you may download a list of
the Docketing Categories and Events. An Event specifies what type of pleading you are filing to the Court.
A few examples of Events are the Attorney Appearance, Appellee Response, Appellant Reply, Motion, and
Response to Court Order, Oppositions, and Notices. Events are broken down into Categories, so you don’t
have to search through a long list. Some Events are also included in multiple Categories. Each Event will
ask for different information, though usually it will only ask for the filer’s Party and the PDF document of
the pleading.
See the example below
– always check the Court’s website for a current list:
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