Civil Case Opening
Electronic filing of new civil cases by attorneys is effective as of March 1, 2014. Attorneys must register for CM/ECF. Self represented parties may not open civil cases electronically. All documents must be converted to PDF. Please note that miscellaneous cases cannot be filed electronically at this time.
Filer tasks (via CM/ECF):
Court staff tasks:
Civil case forms
As an adjunct to the PowerPoint presentations found on this page, we are offering brief, in-person, case opening training in our Spokane, Yakima, and Richland locations. Prerequisite: Prior ECF filing experience or completion of 2-hr ECF training.
To register for training, contact:
Spokane - Lee Ann Mauk email@example.com 509-458-3400
Yakima – Curt Robins firstname.lastname@example.org 509-573-6617
Richland – Debbie Brasel email@example.com 509-943-8173
Use one of the logins and passwords below. Use the test credit card number provided- and enter any future expiration date. Write the login / password / credit card info down, because once you click on the link below - you are in our test database.
Login: TEST Password: testPatty2! VISA: 4111111111111111 Security Code: 999
Login: TEST4 Password: testPatty4! VISA: 4012888888881881 Security Code: 999
Practice in our Test Database
The Attorney's Guide is also available as a PowerPoint (PPTX) tutorial (Internet Explorer 8 users please see note below):
To view these files in Internet Explorer 7 or 8, please save the file on your computer. When saving, change the file's extension from ".zip" to ".ppsx". You'll then be able to open the file normally.