If CM/ECF is not operating and a deadline passes while the system is down, wait for the system to become available, then e-file the document. After the document is e-filed, prepare a Request to Change Filing Date which includes the case number and document number and the date to which you are requesting to have the filing date changed. Also prepare an affidavit which includes the case number and document number, a statement that the system was down, and the date(s) and time(s) you attempted to file. E-file this Request. Upon receipt of this filing, if court staff determines that the documents are in good order and your request can be verified, the filing date will be modified.
The following documents are required to be associated and attached to this docket entry and should be saved AS SEPARATE FILES in PDF format: (1) Request to Change Filing Date; (2) Affidavit
These instructions assume you have already accessed and logged into CM/ECF (see How to Access CM/ECF).
[Bankruptcy] or [Adversary] - depending on what type of case you're filing in
Enter Case # [Next]
Select [Request to Change Filing Date] [Next]
Joint filing with other attorney(s) - check this box only if this is a joint filing with other attorney(s) [Next]
Select yourself (attorney) as a party
You will probably need to add yourself as a party to this case, if so, click [Add/create new party],
Enter a minimum of the first two letters of the last name and click [Search]
The Party Search Results screen will display all the matches for the search clue you entered.
Your name should be found since your attorney record already exists in the database in an attorney roll that is maintained by court staff.
Highlight your name and click [Select Name From List].
If your name already appears on the party pick list as an interested party, do not click [Add/create new party]. If this is the case, simply select your name, and click [Next]
The Party Information screen displays the master attorney record from the court attorney roll.
Important! Change the Role to "Interested Party"
After verifying this information, click [Submit]
Select your name from the party pick list and click [Next]
You may receive a screen with the following message: "The following attorney/party associations do not exist for this case. Please check which associations should be created for this case"
Place a check mark in this box to associate yourself (party filer) as your attorney
Click [Browse] to associate the PDF of the Request to Change Filing Date, then click the "Yes" button
Add the following two attachments:
Click [Browse] and select the Affidavit. In the Description field type "Affidavit". Click [Add to List].
Click [Browse] and select the Certificate of Service. In the Description field type "Certificate of Service". Click [Add to List].
Select the category of documents to which this document refers [Next]
For example, if the entry that is to be withdrawn is a Motion, select "motion"
Check the box next to the entry to which this Request refers [Next]
Important! In the free text field, type the DATE to which you have requested to have the filing date changed [Next]
Proof this screen carefully! No further editing is allowed after this screen. If the docket text is correct, click [Next]. If any part of it 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.
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.
Court staff will determine if the documents are in good order, verify your request, and modify the filing date when appropriate. Please do not contact the court.
*To abort or restart the transaction at any time up until the final docket text screen, click the [Bankruptcy] hyperlink on the Menu Bar*
updated: April 22, 2003