Electronic Court Filing v4.1 & v5.01 and ECF Web Services SIP v4.1 & v5.01 Committee Specifications Published

Also: Implementation Guidance for ECF v4.1 – Committee Note

We are pleased to announce that Electronic Court Filing Version 4.1 & Version 5.01 and Electronic Court Filing Web Services Service Interaction Profile Version 4.1 & Version 5.01 from the LegalXML Electronic Court Filing TC [1] have been approved as OASIS Committee Specifications, and are now available.

In addition, the ECF TC members have published the Committee Note “Implementation Guidance for Electronic Court Filing Version 4.1.” It provides non-normative guidance to implementers of the LegalXML Electronic Court Filing Version 4.1 specification.

ECF defines a technical architecture and a set of components, operations and message structures for an electronic court filing system, and sets forth rules governing its implementation.

Version 4.1:
LegalXML Electronic Court Filing Version 4.1 (ECF v4.1) consists of a set of non-proprietary XML and Web Services specifications, along with clarifying explanations and amendments to those specifications, that have been added for the purpose of promoting interoperability among electronic court filing vendors and systems. ECF Version 4.1 is a maintenance release to address several minor schema and definition issues identified by implementers of the ECF 4.0 and 4.01 specifications.

Electronic Court Filing Web Services Service Interaction Profile defines a Service Interaction Profile, as defined in section 5 of the ECF v4.1 specification. The Web Services Service Interaction Profile may be used to transmit ECF 4.1 messages between Internet-connected systems.

Version 5.01:
Electronic Court Filing Version 5.01 (ECF v5.01) consists of a set of non-proprietary XML and Web Services specifications developed to promote interoperability among electronic court filing vendors and systems. ECF v5.01 is a minor release that adds new functionality and capabilities beyond the scope of the ECF 5,0, 4.0 and 4.01 specifications that it supersedes.

Electronic Court Filing Web Services Service Interaction Profile defines a Service Interaction Profile (SIP), as defined in section 7 of the ECF v5.01 specification. The Web Services SIP may be used to transmit ECF 5.01 messages between Internet-connected systems.

The documents for these four Committee Specifications and related files, as well as the new Committee Note, are available here:

Electronic Court Filing Version 4.1
Committee Specification 01
29 September 2023

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/ecf-v4.1-cs01.docx
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/ecf-v4.1-cs01.html
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/ecf-v4.1-cs01.pdf
XML schemas:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/xsd/
XML sample messages:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/xml/
Model and documentation:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/model/
Genericode code lists:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/gc/
Specification metadata:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/xsd/metadata.xml
Complete package in ZIP file:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/cs01/ecf-v4.1-cs01.zip
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Electronic Court Filing Web Services Service Interaction Profile Version 4.1
Committee Specification 01
29 September 2023

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v4.1/cs01/ecf-webservices-v4.1-cs01.docx
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v4.1/cs01/ecf-webservices-v4.1-cs01.html
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v4.1/cs01/ecf-webservices-v4.1-cs01.pdf
WSDL files:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v4.1/cs01/wsdl/
WSDL examples:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v4.1/cs01/wsdl/examples/
Complete package in ZIP file:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v4.1/cs01/ecf-webservices-v4.1-cs01.zip
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Electronic Court Filing Version 5.01
Committee Specification 01
29 September 2023

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/ecf-v5.01-cs01.docx
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/ecf-v5.01-cs01.html
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/ecf-v5.01-cs01.pdf
XML schemas and Genericode code lists:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/schema/
XML example messages:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/examples/
Model and documentation:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/model/
UML model artifacts:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/uml/
Complete package in ZIP file:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/cs01/ecf-v5.01-cs01.zip
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Electronic Court Filing Web Services Service Interaction Profile Version 5.01
Committee Specification 01
29 September 2023

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v5.01/cs01/ecf-webservices-v5.01-cs01.docx
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v5.01/cs01/ecf-webservices-v5.01-cs01.html
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v5.01/cs01/ecf-webservices-v5.01-cs01.pdf
WSDL schemas:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v5.01/cs01/schema/
XML WSDL examples:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v5.01/cs01/examples/
Complete package in ZIP file:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v5.01/cs01/ecf-webservices-v5.01-cs01.zip
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Implementation Guidance for Electronic Court Filing Version 4.1
Committee Note 01
16 October 2023

Editable source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-guide/v4.1/cn01/ecf-guide-v4.1-cn01.docx
HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-guide/v4.1/cn01/ecf-guide-v4.1-cn01.html
PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-guide/v4.1/cn01/ecf-guide-v4.1-cn01.pdf
Complete package in ZIP file:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-guide/v4.1/cn01/ecf-guide-v4.1-cn01.zip
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Members of the ECF TC [1] approved these specifications by Special Majority Vote. The specifications had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as Committee Specifications passed [3], and the documents are now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving these milestones and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

========== Additional references:
[1] OASIS LegalXML Electronic Court Filing TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/legalxml-courtfiling/

[2] History of publications, including public reviews:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v4.1/csd02/ecf-v4.1-csd02-public-review-metadata.html
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v4.1/csd02/ecf-webservices-v4.1-csd02-public-review-metadata.html
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf/v5.01/csd03/ecf-v5.01-csd03-public-review-metadata.html
https://docs.oasis-open.org/legalxml-courtfiling/ecf-webservices/v5.01/csd03/ecf-webservices-v5.01-csd03-public-review-metadata.html

[3] Approval ballot:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3796

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