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ECF Web Services SIP v5.0 from ECF TC approved as a Committee Specification

OASIS is pleased to announce that Electronic Court Filing Web Services Service Interaction Profile Version 5.0 from the OASIS LegalXML Electronic Court Filing TC [1] has been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification.

Electronic Court Filing v5.0 (ECF v5.0) defines a technical architecture for an electronic court filing system. ECF Web Services SIP v5.0 defines a Service Interaction Profile, as defined in Section 7 of the ECF v5.0 specification. The Web Services SIP may be used to transmit ECF v5.0 messages between Internet-connected systems.

This specification provides a web service-based system in conformance with the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1 and Basic Security Profile 1.1 for use with the ECF v5.0 specification. This version adds support for bulk filings. It improves security support for tokens, attachments, and rights management through inclusion of WS-Security 1.1 and adds supports for message splitting and assembly through inclusion of WS-Reliable Messaging 1.1.

This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Electronic Court Filing Web Services Service Interaction Profile Version 5.0
Committee Specification 01
24 April 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
Red-lined changes from previous Public Review (PDF):
WSDL schemas:
XML WSDL examples:

Distribution ZIP file
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Members of the LegalXML Courtfiling TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone 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

[2] Public review:
– 30-day public review, March 2019:
– Comment resolution log:

[3] Approval ballot: