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Attorney Case Opening

Online case opening allows for cases to be filed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and eliminates the need to come to the Clerk’s Office or to provide the Clerk’s Office with paper copies of documents.  All filing fees are paid online during case opening.

Attorneys must be registered to file electronically and are required to use their individual PACER login and password to complete all electronic filings, including case openings.  Create a PACER account and register to file electronically at

Please note that sealed cases may NOT be filed electronically and should still be presented in paper format to the Clerk’s Office for processing.

If you are filing any emergency motions along with your complaint or notice of removal, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 414-297-3372.

For complete instructions on electronic civil case opening click here.