Style Guide Introduction     03/26/2004


This guide contains the preferred style practices for all users of the CM/ECF application in the District of  Kansas. The intention of the guide is to make everyone’s task easier, whether they are entering data or inquiring into the CM/ECF data base, or uploading a proposed order. The application of a common set of styles when creating docket entries results in information being captured and displayed in more uniform and predictable ways, thus reducing confusion and errors.  In addition, style consistency is the key to efficient searches in CM/ECF, since successful queries require very exact matches on search data including punctuation, abbreviations, and upper or lower case characters.