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Training Options

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina requires all documents be filed electronically in the Court's Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system, with certain exceptions. See Guidelines for the Filing of Documents. For filing privileges, register at pacer.uscourts.gov.  The Clerk’s Office provides hands on training at the Columbia Bankruptcy Courthouse.  Please click the link below for scheduling training classes.   The Clerk’s office also provides Participant’s Guides to assist filers in docketing various events in CM/ECF.  The Participant Guides are step-by-step instructions and available here.


Who is Eligible to receive a CM/ECF login?

  • Attorneys, Trustees, Limited Access Creditors, Filing Agents and Limited Access Transcribers are eligible to become registered CM/ECF Participants within the requirements set forth in the Guidelines for the Filing of Documents. Pro Se individuals should refer to our "Filing Without an Attorney" section on this Court's website. For those who are eligible to become a registered CM/ECF Participant, users must register for his/her own Individual PACER Account at pacer.uscourts.gov and request access to file in our court. If you are an attorney and an Order granting admission pro hac vice has been entered, you must also include the case number for which you are admitted to practice with your request. All training options are listed below in the "How to become a registered CM/ECF Participant section."

How to become a registered CM/ECF Participant

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  • Note: All CM/ECF Live Training Classes are held at the J. Bratton Davis United States Bankruptcy Court, 1100 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC.

    • Please contact the CM/ECF help desk by clicking here to reserve a spot for any of the available training dates listed above under in the "Scheduled Certification Training Classes" section.

    • Class registration is at 8:45 a.m. and class begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Pre registration for the class is required.

    • Parking is available in the parking garage on the corner of Assembly and Richland streets.