If a docket event that requires a fee is filed in error or in the wrong case, can the filing fee be refunded?
If a filing that requires a fee is filed in error, in the wrong case, or double filed, the attorney is still responsible for paying the fee. In order to be reimbursed for filing fees incurred erroneously, the attorney will have to petition the Court for reimbursement of the filing fees, which will only be refunded upon entry of an order directing such reimbursement. As such, please be very cautious when using fee events, since a refund is not guaranteed.
I forgot to attach the supporting documents to the main document I just filed in ECF. What can I do?
Exhibits and other attachments can be filed separately from the main document. To do so, log in to ECF and click on Bankruptcy, then select Miscellaneous. Choose ‘Support/Supplemental documents from the menu provided. This event will allow you to link the exhibit documents back to the originally filed document, and will allow you to modify the docket text accordingly.
I need to file a Motion for Summary Judgment in a bankruptcy case, not an adversary proceeding. However, there is no such Bankruptcy/Motions event. How do I file it?
To file a Motion for Summary Judgment, in a bankruptcy case, log in to ECF and click on ‘Adversary’, then select Motions. When asked for the adversary case number, enter the main bankruptcy case number instead. Select the Summary Judgment event, and continue filing as normal. The motion will be docketed to the main case.
Why am I getting an error message when I try to upload a proposed order?
The most common problem when uploading a proposed order is that the filer is not using a Word/WordPerfect document instead of a .PDF. While most filings are required to be in .PDF format, please remember that proposed orders should be in Word or WordPerfect format, with a 4-inch margin at the top (where the Court will put the Judge’s signature and Court Seal), and ‘### END OF ORDER ###’ after the body of the order.
As with all document filings, the file size must be under 5MB.
What do I do if I filed the wrong document in a case?
Send an email to the Court’s Quality Assurance/Edit Request Department at email@example.com., include the case number, debtor’s name, the document number of the docket entry that needs to be corrected, and an explanation of the error.
The Quality Assurance representative will make a corrective entry to the docket, but will not delete the incorrect document. Instead, the QA Representative will mark the entry as incorrect, and the filing party will be responsible for re-filing the correct document.
How do I correct a social security number I entered incorrectly when opening a bankrupty case?
You will need to file an amended Petition and an amended Social Security Verification Form (Form 21).
You must also notify all parties and credit reporting agencies of the correct Social Security Number as well as the incorrect Social Security Number that was originally contained in the Meeting of Creditors notice so they can make the appropriate changes.
Is each page of a certified document embossed with the court seal?
There are two different procedures for certification depending on the number of pages of each document. Certification for a document under 10 pages will contain the embossed court seal on each page. Any documents that exceed 10 pages will have a seal embossed on the first page and the last page with a certication statement and signature of the clerk who prepared the certified document. This process allows the court to prepare these documents in the most expeditious manner.
How do we file the Declaration for Electronic Filing in your district?
The Declaration for Electronic filing is mailed to the Bankruptcy clerk's office within 7 days of filing your case, it is not electronically filed with the case.
If you would like a file-stamped copy returned to you, please provide us with a copy of the declaration along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Where can I find a list of frequently used addresses for governmental agencies?
A listing of addresses for governmental agencies is available through our local rules if needed for noticing purposes. You can access them through the court's website. They are listed under Appendix C of the Local Rules.
Why doesn't the header appear on a filed document when I pull it up in PACER?
The header does not appear because the check box for a header was not selected on the PACER options screen. After you enter the case number and the date range, half way down the page you will check the box to insert a header on the document.