The following instructions will guide you through the process of e-filing a motion or application in CM/ECF. These instructions assume you have already accessed and logged into CM/ECF (see How to Access CM/ECF).
Select [Bankruptcy] or [Adversary] - depending on what type of case you're filing in
Enter Case # and click [Next]
Select the type of motion/application being filed [Next]
Verify the case name & number is correct [Next]
The Select the Party screen displays
If the name of the party you are searching for is listed, click on the name, then click [Next] to continue
If the name of the party you are searching for is not listed, click Add/Create New Party
Click [Browse] to associate the PDF of the motion/application, then click the "Yes" button
Add the attachment(s):
For example, click [Browse] and select the certificate of service. In the Description field type "Certificate of Service". Click [Add to List].
Enter hearing information
If this motion/application is related to a previous filing (ex. a motion to vacate would relate to an order), check the box next to, [Refer to existing event(s)?] and click [Next]
Select the category of documents to which this document refers (ex. order) and click [Next]
Check the box next to the entry to which this motion/application refers [Next]
The docket text appears
If needed, click on the Prefix Text box and click on the appropriate selection (ex. Amended)
If needed, click inside the Free Text box and enter additional descriptive information
The Final Docket Text screen displays.
Proof this screen carefully! No further editing is allowed after this screen. If the docket text is correct, click [Next] to submit.
If any part of the docket text is incorrect, click the browser [Back] button to return to the screen you need to correct. Then process the screens again with the respective [Next] or [Submit] buttons.
NOTE: To abort or restart the transaction at any time up until the final docket text screen, click the Bankruptcy or Adversary hyperlink on the Menu Bar.
The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays.
Print a copy of this notice by clicking the browser [Print] button.
NOTE: You must enter your PACER login and password to view any documents or reports or perform any queries.
September 8, 2006 to add link to Hearing Information page
October 4, 2004 to include link to Judge Fitzgerald's instructions on calendaring (note - this link was moved to the Hearing Information page on 9/8/06)