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L.B.R. 5005-4. Electronic Filing

(a)  Mandatory Electronic Filing.  Unless the Court orders otherwise, all documents filed by an attorney or trustee must be electronically filed via CM/ECF.  Registration for CM/ECF constitutes consent to receive service and notice electronically via CM/ECF.

(1)  Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, a document will be deemed timely filed if it is electronically filed on or before 11:59 PM, Mountain Time on its due date.

(2)   The Clerk’s Office may deem CM/ECF subject to a technical failure on a given day if the site is unable to accept electronic filings.  In the event of a technical failure, notice thereof will be posted on the Court’s website and documents due that day will be due the next business day.

(3)  The Court may revoke a CM/ECF login and password.

(4)  A CM/ECF login and password is not transferable.  No attorney, law firm, or other person may knowingly permit or cause to permit a CM/ECF password to be utilized by anyone other than an authorized member, employee, or agent of the electronic filer’s law firm.  Each attorney, law firm, or other person that obtains a CM/ECF password is responsible for its security and use. 

(5)  Electronic filers may file all electronic documents with electronic signatures.  Documents that require the signature of the debtor must be maintained by the electronic filer with the original signature(s) in paper form for two years following the expiration of all time periods for appeals after entry of a final order terminating the case or proceeding.  Documents required to be retained by attorneys with actual signatures of the debtor include all petitions, statements, schedules, lists, and amendments thereto.

(b)  Exemption from Mandatory Electronic Filing.  Upon filing a motion demonstrating good cause, an attorney may request an exemption from mandatory electronic filing.  The Clerk or designee may exercise discretion and grant single instance emergency exemptions to attorneys as appropriate.

(1)  Method of Filing for Exempt Attorneys or Unrepresented Parties.  Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, attorneys who have received an exemption under subdivision (b) and unrepresented parties may file documents by any of the following methods:

(A) in person with the Clerk’s Office;

(B) through the approved filing tool available on the Court’s website;

(C) by mail; or

(D) by facsimile.

(2)  A document filed through the Court’s website filing tool or by facsimile is considered filed on the date that it is received by the Court; however, a document received on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday or day that the Court is closed, will not be entered on the docket until the next business day.

(c)   Format.  Petitions, statements of financial affairs, schedules, complaints, motions, briefs and other pleadings filed electronically or by email must be in text-searchable Portable Document Format (“PDF”).