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2016

October 31, 2016

Go Live Guide (Effective 10/31/2016)  CM/ECF Changes & Updates:  Self Service Password Reset, Chapter 13 Plan, Trustee’s Motion to Amend Order Approving Debtor’s Modified Plan, Trustee’s Motion to Amend Order Approving TRCC, Objections to Claims, and Plan Modification, Reply Event and Linkage to Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment, List (witness/exhibit/generic) Event and Linkage to Objection to Homestead Exemption, Amended Petition Event and Linkage to Order Transferring Case  Tips & Tricks:  Filing Schedule J-2, Removal of Event Authorization for Preconfirmation Disbursement

October 1, 2016

Go Live Guide - Conduit Mortgage (Effective 10/1/2016)  ECF Changes & Updates:  Motion to Designate Debtor as a Conduit Debtor, Motion to Relieve Debtor from Conduit Program, Motion to Approve Post-Petition Fees, Expenses and Charges, Motion to Determine Mortgage Fees and Expenses, Notice of Transfer of Servicing or Name Change, Notice of Plan Payment Adjustment, Notice to Reserve Funds, Authorization for Adequate Protection Disbursement (AAPD)  Form Updates:  Debtor’s Chapter 13 Plan, Notice to Reserve Funds, Notice of Transfer of Servicing or Name Change or Change of Address

September 26, 2016

Go Live Guide (Effective 9/26/2016)  ECF Changes & Updates:  Trustee’s Notice of Intent to Apply Funds and Order Granting, Transcript re: appeal

August 22, 2016

Go Live Guide (Effective 8/22/2016)  ECF Changes & Updates:  Motion to Quash  Tips & Tricks:  Increased Maximum File Size Limit for ECF Documents

May 31, 2016

Go Live Guide (Effective 5/31/2016)  ECF Changes & Updates:  Notice of dismissal of party(ies),  Motion to Abate, Motion for conditional approval of disclosure statement.

March 21, 2016

Go Live Guide (Effective 3/21/2016)  CM/ECF Changes & Updates:  Motion to Declare 1322(b) claim current and defaults cured, Notice assign/transfer claim (Batch)  Tips & Tricks:  Multi vs. Batch Event Filings

February 16, 2016

Go Live Guide (Effective 2/16/2016)  CM/ECF Changes & Updates:  Withdrawal of Notice of Post-Petition Mortgage Fees, Response to Notice of Amount Deemed Necessary to Cure

2015

December 1, 2015

Go Live Guide (Effective 12/01/2015) Bankruptcy Forms Modernization Project:  Implementation of the Bankruptcy Forms Modernization Project approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 2015 meeting. Most Official Bankruptcy Forms have been replaced with substantially revised, reformatted and renumbered versions.  These changes will become effective December 1, 2015.

August 3, 2015

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates:  Notice of Announcement Regarding Lift Stay Motion,  Proof of Claim and the Claims Agent flag

June 15, 2015

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates:  Motion to Enforce, Final Report and Account of Assets (batch), Final Report and Account of Assets, Chapter 13/12 Trustee’s Final Report and Account

April 27, 2015

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates:  Proposed Order Resubmit Message Enhancement, Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment Rule 3002.1

March 24, 2015

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates:  Objection to Notice of Mortgage Payment Change, Motion to Waive Debtor(s) Certification and Motion for Entry of Chapter 12/13 Discharge

Februrary 20, 2015

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates:  New Event: Notice of Announcement Regarding Lift Stay Motion

2014

December 22, 2014

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates: Withdrawal and Notice of Withdrawal, Order Upload, Cross Appeal, Joint Certification to Court of Appeals, Domestic Support Obligations, Summary of Schedules, Trustee's Certification of Plan Payment Completion and Debtor(s) Certification and Motion for Entry of Chapter 12/13 Discharge;  Tips & Tricks:  Docket Activity and Cases Report

December 1, 2014

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates: Certain Official Forms, CM/ECF Event Changes & Updates, Miscellaneous Fees, and Rule Changes Take Effect

July 14, 2014

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates: Order Dismissing Chapter 13 Case for Failure to Provide Tax Return; Trustee's Notice of Creditor's Change of Payment Address. Form updates: Notice of Deficiency; Notice of Deficiency Re: Conversion of Case.  Tips & Tricks: Schedule I & J

May 27, 2014

Go Live Guide REMINDER: Clerk's Notice, 14-03, Regarding Amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule;  ECF Changes & Updates: Creditor Matrix and Schedules in CLOSED cases; Notice of Appearance; Motion to Dismiss/Withdraw Document

April 7, 2014

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates: BTXN 220: Scheduling Order Regarding Mid-Case Notice of Amount Deemed Necessary to Cure Mortgage Arrearage; Motion to Dismiss Case RE: Failure to Provide Tax Return by 13 Trustee; Chapter 11 Statement of Current Monthly Income; Motion to Restrict Public Access; Notice of Amount Deemed Necessary to Cure

February 18, 2014

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates: REMINDER: Declaration for Electronic Filing event, Order Approving Modification of Plan (Tax Refund); Tips & Tricks: Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor(s), Avoid Filing Mistakes

2013

December 20, 2013

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates: Power of Attorney; Motion to Borrow/Incur Debt; Notice of Dismissal or Stipulated Dismissal in an Adversary Proceeding; Declaration of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer; Motion to Modify Mortgage Loan; Debtor’s Certification and Motion for Entry of Chapter 13 Discharge; Judge-Specific Paper Copy Requirements; Financial Management Certificate (batch) event

November 20, 2013

Go Live Express: Effective December 1, 2013 Certain Official Forms, Miscellaneous Fees, and Rule Changes: Clerk's Notice 13-09, Changes in Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule; Clerk's Notice 13-10, Notice Regarding Revisions to Certain Bankruptcy Forms; Fed. R. Bank. P. 1007(b)(7); Financial Management Course Provider ECF Registration Form; Personal Financial Management Certificate event for Financial Management Course Providers

November 1, 2013

Go Live Guide ECF Changes & Updates: Order Upload (E-Orders) Single Order Upload, Motion for Leave (Not for Appeal Use); Avoiding Filing Mistakes

September 13, 2013

Go Live Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Notice of Termination of Stay, Motion to Draw Down Retainer, Adversary Proceeding Dismissal regarding 727 Objection to Discharge, Notice Regarding Appeal Paper Record Requirement

August 27, 2013

Go Live Guide Express: This Go Live Express covers information regarding recent District Court Changes. Appeals Update: Form BTXN 113 Notice Regarding a Record for Bankruptcy Appeal Guidelines; Designation of Record, Assembly of the Record, and Transmittal of the Record.

June 7, 2013

Go Live Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Sealed Transcripts

May 15, 2013

GoLive Guide Express: Order Upload (E-Orders): Effective Tuesday, May 28, 2013, The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas will implement Order Upload: E-orders. Order Upload (E-Orders) is a module incorporated into ECF to upload and process proposed orders. This guide provides other important information regarding these features: Single Order Upload; Batch Order Upload; Proposed Order Guidelines: Rejection Policy

April 19, 2013

GoLive Guide: Filing Fee Changes: Clerk’s Notice 13-04, Notice Regarding Claims Transfer Fee; Clerk’s  Notice  13-05,  Notice  Regarding  Bankruptcy  Court  Miscellaneous  Fee  Schedule Increases; ECF Changes & Updates: Motion to Permanently Seal; Motion to Delay/Defer Discharge; Form Updates: BTXN191 Audio/CD Transcript Request; Tips & Tricks: Updated Court Procedures Regarding Cases Eligible for Closing that Contain Paper-Sealed Documents

April 12, 2013

GoLive Guide: ECF Version 5.1 Release: On April 22, 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas will upgrade to ECF Version 5.1. This software upgrade with features that are likely to affect the way you file certain documents, navigate the system, and maintain your ECF account. This guide provides important information regarding these changes.

March 1, 2013

GoLive Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Withdrawal; Order Granting Debtor's Request for Permanent Exemption from Credit Counseling; First Day Motions; Motion to Reopen Case; Affidavit, Form Update: Notice of Bankruptcy Appeal Guidelines

January 18, 2013

GoLive Guide: ECF Version 5.0 Release: On January 28, 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas will upgrade to CM/ECF Version 5.0. This is a major software upgrade with many new features that are likely to affect the way you file certain documents, navigate the system, and maintain your CM/ECF account. This GoLive Guide provides important information regarding these changes.

January 11, 2013

GoLive Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Motion to Withdraw as Attorney, Notice of Termination of Stay, Meeting of Creditors Chapter 12 Concluded/Adjourned/Continued, Motion to Compel Tax Return (batch)

2012

November 22, 2012

GoLive Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Motion to Retain Tax Refund; Motion to Compel Debtor to Turnover Tax Refund; Form Update: Audio/Transcript Order Form BTXN191; Tips & Tricks: Small Business Case

October 5, 2012

GoLive Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Motion for Relief from Stay Regarding the Debtor's Principal Residence and related Affidavit; Form Update: Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice (Forms BTXN104a and BTXN105a)

August 17, 2012

GoLive Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Schedules D, E or F, Order Reopening Chapter 7 Case for Failure to File Financial Management Certificate Tips & Tricks: Upload Proposed Order

July 5, 2012

GoLive Guide Express: This Guide covers a modification to the Notice of Mortgage Payment Change event.  These changes are effective as of July 3, 2012.

June 29, 2012

GoLive Guide: ECF Changes & Updates: Motion to Compel; Motion to transfer Case Out of District; Notice of New Lead Counsel within Firm; Certification by a Debtor Who Resides as a Tenant of Residential Property; Tips & Tricks: Certificate of Completion of Financial Management Course; Debtor’s certification and Motion for Entry of Chapter 13 Discharge

May 21, 2012

ECF Changes & Updates: Withdrawal of Notice of Mortgage Payment Change; Expunged Case; Tips & Tricks: Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Payment Options; Guide for Searching ECF via Public Terminals: Rejected Proposed Orders; Filing Schedules and Amended Schedules

April 2, 2012

ECF 4.3: Pacer Fees; Claims; Viewing Attachments with Restricted Main Documents; ECF Changes & Updates: Form Order Discharging Standing Trustee; Order Denying Application to Waiver the Chapter 7 Filing Fee; Notification of Transcript Request; Current Monthly Income and Means Test; County of Residence on Petition; Tips & Tricks: Contacting a courtroom deputy

2011

November 30, 2011

Go Live Express Guide: Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Debit  Effective December 12, 2011

November 18, 2011

Go Live Express Guide:  Federal and Local Rules changes effective December 1, 2011 and  changes to ECF events as a result of these Rule changes.  Effective December 1, 2011

November 18, 2011

Go Live Express Guide: Writ of Garnishment and Writ of Execution procedures and changes to ECF events as a result  Effective  November 28, 2011

November 4, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Employee Income Records on Joint Cases; Requests for Telephonic Appearance; Filing a Creditor Matrix; Foreign Notices; ECF Updates: Filing a New Bankruptcy Case without Exhibit D; Notice of Dismissal; Order Directing Substantive Consolidation of Cases

September 16, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Creditor Matrix, Supported Web Browsers; ECF Updates: Court Form BTXN113: Notice of Guidelines Regarding Appeals to the U.S. District Court, Operating Report Event, Modification to Response/Objection Deadline, Withdrawal Event

August 8, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Expedited Hearings; Adversary Proceedings, ECF Updates: Subpoena Event

July 14, 2011

Effective July 18, 2011, the court is operating under Bankruptcy ECF Release 4.1. Release 4.1 supports two noticing-related improvements to the services provided by the court's Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) contractor.

July 5, 2011

Go Live Express Guide: Effective July 18, 2011, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas upgraded to ECF Version 4.1.

June 20, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Document Redaction; Motion to Compel; Proposed Order to Reopen Case; ECF Updates: Withdrawal Event; Schedules Event; Website and Forms Updates: Faxed Transcripts and Form BTXN191; Modified Plans Filed After the TRCC Has Been Filed; Abstract of Judgment

May 2, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Case Opening: Prior Filings; Notice of Hearing Event; Notice of Appearance Event; ECF Updates: Withdrawal Event; Motions for Joint Administration or Consolidation; Case Opening, Amended Petitions and Exigent Circumstances Regarding or Exemption from Credit Counseling; Certificate of Service Event; Forms Updates: BTXN180 - Motion to File Under Seal Pending

March 14, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Reviewing .PDF documents in ECF; Objection Deadlines; Entering Addresses for New Petitions; Paying by Check; Creditor Matrix; ECF Updates & Changes: Motion to Object re: A Previous Discharge; Schedules Event; Website & Forms Updates: BTXN056 - Chapter 11 Post-Confirmation Order; BTXN097 - Writ of Execution; New Form BTXN212 - Certified Copies Request Form; Fillable .PDF National Forms.

January 18, 2011

ECF Updates: Motion to Assume/Reject; Motion for Final Decree; Deactivated Event; Notice of Deficiency; Order Reopening Case (13); Notice of Hearing; Proposed Order Upload; Certificate (generic); Pending Adversary Proceedings; BTXN106 Form Order Granting Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments; Certificate of Credit Counseling; Financial Management Course; Notice (generic); Motion to Reconsider

2010

November 18, 2010

On April 28, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States approved the following Rules and Forms amendments and a new Rule, as approved by the Judicial Conference in September 2009: Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4001, 4004, 5009, 7001, 9001 and new Rule 5012.

Effective December 1, 2010, this guide explains the changes to these Rules, and a clean version of the Rules with the approved changes is attached for reference.

November 8, 2010

ECF Updates: Operating Report Event; Withdrawal Event; File New Adversary Case Event; New Event: Certificate Concerning Tax Returns; Schedules Event; Procedural Changes: Receipt of Sealed Documents

September 20, 2010

ECF Updates: Motion to Extend/Shorten Time Event; Deactivated Events; Tips & Tricks: Notice of Hearing

August 2, 2010

ECF Updates: Certificate of Service; Payment of Dividend from Unclaimed Funds; Verified Statement Pursuant to Rule 2019

June 7, 2010

ECF Updates: Objection to Claims; Motion to Continue; Notice of Hearing; Motion for Relief from Stay; Chapter 11 Plan Modification; Dollar Amounts on Amended Schedules; Lock Out Message; Procedural Updates: Non-Cash Collateral; Tips & Tricks: Employee Income Records; Website Updates: Filing Fees

April 19, 2010

ECF Updates: Individual Schedule Selection; Notice of New Lead Counsel Within Firm; Jury Demand; Amended Petition; File New Adversary Case Event

March 1, 2010

ECF Updates: Intervenor Complaints; Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceeding; Notice of Intent to Abandon; List (Exhibit/Witness/Generic) Linkage to Show Cause Order; Procedural Updates: Sealed Documents; Tips & Tricks: Notice of Appeal; File New Bankruptcy Case; Joint Certification to Court of Appeals; Generic Notices

January 19, 2010

ECF Updates: Maximum .PDF Size Increase; Withdrawal Event; Notice of Hearing - Chapter 13 Prehearing Conference; Notice of Appearance and Request for Notice Event; Response to Show Cause Order; Chapter 13 Statement of Current Monthly and Disposable Income, Chapter 7 Means Test & Chapter 11 Statement of Current Monthly Income Data; Tips & Tricks: Proposed Exhibits to Proposed Orders; Notice of Hearing Setting Information; Objection Deadline Warning Text; Responses to a Motion for Withdrawal of Reference; Responses to a Notice of Hearing; Response Event Docket Text; Objection Event

2009

November 16, 2009

ECF Updates: Filing a Proof of Claim in a Substantively Consolidated Member Case; Schedules; Motion to Modify Mortgage Loan; New Warning Message in File New Adversary Case Event; Motion to Convert

September 11, 2009

ECF Updates: Linking a Certificate of Service; Warning Text in Member Cases; Proposed Orders on Lease Assumption Agreements

July 20, 2009

ECF Updates: Hearing Set/Continued Docket Text Modification; New Display Message Regarding Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet When Using File New Adversary Case Event; Chapter 13 Plan Event Modification; Application for Compensation Event; Deactivated Events

June 8, 2009

ECF Updates: Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed Date on docket sheet; Modification to the Motion to reopen case and Vacate dismissal order and reinstate order events; Chapter 11 First day motions event; Form Updates: Change to form BTXN128