Electronic Order Processing for Judge Sontchi Cases Effective January 14, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Effective January 14, 2019 - all orders in Judge Sontchi's cases will be entered electronically, the same way Judges Walrath, Silverstein, and Gross orders are currently entered.

In preparation for this implementation, an additional step will be required to upload a saved PDF image using the Order Upload event under the Bankruptcy menu.  Motions and proposed orders will continue to be filed as they are now, but upon submission of the Certificate of No Objection or Certification of Counsel, the order must be uploaded.

In cases where the motion is scheduled for a hearing, the proposed order should be uploaded at the time the Notice of Agenda is filed, or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter.

The proposed order must allow 4 inches of blank space at the end of the order for the Judge’s signature and date.  Do not include a signature line nor a date line, as they will be included with the Judge’s electronic signature.

Pro hac vice motions for Judge Sontchi’s cases should be formatted to allow the signature on the bottom of the last page.  Local Form 105 is designed to be a single page order, however if you add additional content that moves the text to additional pages allow 4 inches of blank space at the end of the order, the signature will be entered on the last page.

Please review the electronic learning module titled Uploading a Proposed Order for Electronic Signature that will demonstrate the additional steps required for electronic order processing.

Please note: in addition to the electronic entry process described above, counsel are still required to submit hard copies of proposed orders to Judge Sontchi’s chambers.