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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court require separate CM/ECF logins, a CM/ECF login and password for the U.S. District Court will not work with the Bankruptcy Court. Please go to the following link for training options: ECF Training Options
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Filing a Complaint/Initiating an Adversary Proceeding
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to begin the process. This process can take up to 48 hours to complete.
IMPORTANT REMINDER ON INITIAL CASE DEFICIENCIES:
Commencing 7/15/2013, we will no longer send out formal deficiency notices in cases filed as deficient under 11 U.S.C. § 521(a) or LBR. 1017-3(a). Remember that it is your responsibility to look at what your software system actually filed in ECF to confirm that all required documents really were filed; do not rely upon the software's representation of what was filed without double checking. Here are some of the bullet points Judge Tallman recently shared with attorneys on this upcoming change:
- starting July 15, 2013, when a deficient case is filed, we will no longer send out a separate notice outlining the missing documents and providing a deadline.
- it will be the responsibility of the attorneys to make certain using their 1 free look they receive in their Notice of Electronic Filing after they have filed a case to confirm that all documents were in fact included. There have been instances where software glitches have made it appear all documents were included in the initial filing, but when you actually go through the documents filed, you see that something was not included.
- deficient cases are defined in LBR 1017-3(a); any deficient case is subject to the UST's Standing Motion to Dismiss (L.B.R. 1017-3 App) and can be dismissed
after 14 days of filing. We anticipate seeing trustees filing motions requesting entry of an order if they want to get rid of deficient cases before the 341s in those cases.
in individual 7s and 13s, cases with any uncured deficiencies under 521 on the 45th day following the initial filing will be dismissed
as a matter of law on the 46th day. The Court has no discretion to reconsider those dismissals.
- our meeting of creditor notices have been updated to provide notice of dismissal of deficient cases with the UST's standing motion to dismiss and also reference to 521(i) for individual 7s and 13s.
- we will initially make Public Entry notations on the docket regarding Missing Documents, the efiling attorneys will receive a Notice of Electronic Filing to alert them to that entry of what is missing, but that
will likely stop in a few months due to resources. So, they should use their 1 free look and careful eyes to monitor what they have filed and not rely on us to tell them.
- Background information on Notices of Electronic Filing: all efiling attorneys receive either an
immediate separate Notice of Electronic Filing after each document is filed OR MOST receive a
summary the following day indicating all documents filed or public docket entries made in all of their cases (by them or anyone). When you receive that Notice of Electronic Filing and click on the hyperlink to the document, you have 1 free look at that document (if you try to look a second time, there will be a PACER charge). The organized attorneys actually save and create an electronic file using all of the one free looks to create their file. Our Public Entries of missing documents will not have a corresponding document attached, just the entry and efilers will be able to see the docket entry in their Notice of Electronic Filing.
- We will continue to issue deficiencies for Missing Credit Counseling Certificates
if we catch them. The issue of stale credit counseling certificates will be sent to Chambers.
FEE PAYMENT AND PAYMENTS IN INSTALLMENTS-COMMON MISSTEPS
- When the attorney files a Motion to Pay Fees in Installments, and they list that a
payment will be made at the time of filing, then a payment
should be made then. If they have not yet collected that fee from their client, then change the Motion to reflect when the first installment will be made.
- It is up to the attorney to collect and pay fee installments on time. They should
not rely on the Notice for Impending Dismissal to use as a tickle for fees due. This causes work for the Finance Department to issue the Notice and then to track when the payment is made.
It is very likely that due to staff reductions, we will stop sending these types of notices and will just dismiss the cases for non-payment, so stop your reliance on these notices soon!!
- Attorneys should make a habit of paying Internet fees due by the end of the same business day that a document is filed. Some attorneys are taking advantage of the fact that they will not be locked out of ECF until the third business day at 5:10 PM. Some attorneys respond right away when they get locked out, although some stayed locked out for a number of consecutive days. This causes extra work for the Finance Department to monitor payment receipts, and it causes Trustee payments to be made late when the full filing fee has not been made.
Again, due to staff shortages, we may resort to the canned version of ECF that will lock a non-paying attorney out of the ECF system after 1 day, not 3, so it is best to get in the habit of paying daily.
Staff Reductions and Court's Hours of Operation:
- Due to budget cuts and lower case filings, we have had to offer buy outs, early retirements, etc., as an incentive for staff to voluntarily leave and we have encouraged those on teams that will have cuts to apply elsewhere. Since December 31, 2012 through October 4, 2013, we will have lost over 17% of our staff. Fortunately, due to automated systems and ECF, we can absorb these loses and fulfill our core mission. Unfortunately, this means that we will not have staff to do a lot of the "nice stuff" that the court used to do through deficiency notices and reminders. More than ever, we need you to do your jobs as attorneys wearing both belts and suspenders to monitor your filings, fee payments and due.
Effective May 1, 2013, the bankruptcy courts will begin charging a new fee of $25 for each claim transferred. This fee was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 2012 session. Please click here for more information
Information About Electronic Case Filing
Note: Some documents listed below are in Adobe PDF format
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New Claims Transfer Fee To Take Effect May 1, 2013
NEW EFFORTS TO PROTECT PRIVATE INFORMATION WHEN FILING ELECTRONICALLY.
When attorneys login to ECF to file a document electronically, there is a reminder of the attorney's redaction responsibility and filers are required to affirm that they read the notice and understand that they must comply with the redaction rules if they file. There is a final reminder screen when they finalize the submission of the filed document.
EFFECTIVE JULY 12, 2010, THE BANKRUPTCY NOTICING CENTER WILL NOT MAIL NOTICES TO A CREDITOR IF ADDRESS IS INVALID. Click here for details.
A new centralized return mail program has been implemented for processing the returned mail that had been sent back to the bankruptcy court for handling prior to this new system. Click here to learn more and how to process those returned mail changes of address.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Courts encourage the bankruptcy community to utilize
Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN). EBN is a free service that allows
court notices to be transmitted electronically, delivering them faster and
more conveniently. Some of the advantages to electronic noticing are:
Court notices are sent the same day they are produced by the court.
For more information and to register for this service, please go to
http://ebn.uscourts.gov. You may also contact EBN Customer Service at 1-877-
837-3424 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: If you are an attorney who already receives your notices via CM/ECF Notice of Electronic Filing, then you do not need to register for this service.
- You can access your court notices 24/7.
- Court notices that would be mailed to multiple locations can be
routed to a centralized electronic address.
- Storing court notices to your computer means you never lose a paper
- Court notices can easily be forwarded around the office or to your
For more information on ECF or the two types of training programs available, please contact the ECF Help Desk at (720) 904-7450 or via email at email@example.com
For PACER information, please contact the PACER Servicing Center at 800-676-6856.
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