2.  Eligibility, Registration, Passwords

Last updated:  April 16, 2014

The following applies to all electronic filers:

  • An electronic filer must protect and secure the login and password issued by the court, and shall not permit the login and password to be used by anyone who is not authorized to file documents on his/her behalf.

  • An electronic filer is responsible for all documents filed using the CM/ECF system or the Court approved software as provided for by general order dated November 27, 2013. The CM/ECF login, as the combination of the authorized user identification and password or the signature block on documents filed using the Court approved software as provided for by general order dated November 27, 2013, constitutes the participant's "signature" on any documents that are submitted electronically for purposes of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011.

  • An electronic filer is responsible for updating his/her mailing address and e-mail address through the CM/ECF system.

  • An electronic filer shall notify the court as soon as possible if misuse of a password is suspected.

  • The court may revoke a login and password for cause, including failure to comply with any provisions of these administrative procedures, local rules and general orders of the court, or other misuse of the CM/ECF system.

The CM/ECF system currently supports the following types of electronic filers:

Attorney, United States Trustee, Case Trustee:  Pursuant to D.N.D. Bankr. L.R. 5005-1, an attorney, U.S. Trustee, or case trustee (registered user) is required to be a CM/ECF electronic filer. An applicant for electronic filing privileges must submit a registration form and complete training as prescribed by the clerk of court.

See D.N.D. Bankr. L.R. 9010-2 for attorney admission requirements.

A registered user: (a) waives the right to receive notice by first class mail and consents to receive notice electronically; and (b) waives the right to service by personal service or first class mail and consents to electronic service, except with regard to service of a summons and complaint under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7004. Waiver of service and notice by first class mail applies to notice of entry of an order or judgment under Fed. R. Bankr. P 9022.

Filing Agent:  An individual employed by a registered user may be a filing agent.  A filing agent must submit a registration form and complete training as prescribed by the clerk of court. After registration and training, the filing agent will receive a login and password and the registered user may associate himself/herself to the filing agent's login. When a filing agent is no longer authorized to act on the registered user's behalf, the filing agent's login and password must be disassociated by the registered user.

Limited Filing User, Court Reporter/Transcriber or an Attorney Requesting Notice Only (limited filing user):  An individual authorized by a creditor or company, a court reporter/transcriber or an attorney requesting access to the CM/ECF system pursuant to D.N.D Bankr. L.R. 9010-2(C) may register as a limited filing user. A limited filing user may electronically file certain documents and will be granted limited functions of the CM/ECF system. Limited filing users must register individually; group or company applications are not permitted. The limited filing user must submit a registration form and complete training as prescribed by the clerk of court. After registration, the limited filing user will receive an e-mail message with his/her login and password.

ePOC, eWOC, eFinCert (or similar modules) Filing User:  An individual authorized to file documents using the Court approved software as provided for by general order dated November 27, 2013.

Other Parties:  As the court may designate or permit upon request.