Last Updated: September
To File Electronically:
Log into CM/ECF.
Select [Open AP Case].
defaults to "ap"
defaults to "y"
must always be
for a Party (Plaintiff(s) or Defendant(s) as indicated on
Important Note for Trustees: If
Trustee is the Plaintiff, search for Trustee's name and select
name from "Party Search Result." Do not "create
new party". After selecting Trustee's
name from the party list, on the next screen (under Plaintiff
Information Screen), type "as Bankruptcy Trustee"
as captioned on Complaint) in the "Party Text"
An attorney for
plaintiff must always
be added when filing an Adversary Proceeding. When
entering defendant(s), do NOT
for defendant(s) at this time. Defendants are always pro
se until an attorney files an appearance.
Select the "Attorney"
button and search by last name of attorney representing plaintiff.
Caution: Do NOT create
a new attorney record. As an ECF user, your attorney record
is available via search. Creating a new record will prevent
electronic notifications in the case.
8 and 9 for each plaintiff and each defendant. After entering
last plaintiff, click [End
Plaintiff Selection]. After entering last defendant,
click [End Defendant Selection].
"Primary nature of suit." You may select
up to four more natures of suit if indicated in the Complaint.
Rule 23 (class
action) - default "n"
- default "none".
to the nearest thousand (e.g. enter 5 for $5,000).
Note: Do NOT add additional zeros to demand amount. The
system automatically sets decimal to thousands (e.g. enter
5 for $5,000)
- default "n."
You MUST enter Lead Bankruptcy
(Note: This makes an association
between the Adversary Case and Bankruptcy Case)
Click [Next] and bypass case assignment
Browse for pdf
Note: The Complaint and any supporting documents may
be a single PDF; or supporting documents may be added as to this document. The Complaint must be the first document
in your PDF.
To pay via ACH
or credit card, leave the receipt field blank and select [Next] to continue filing.
If paying by via check, type "O" for Other.
If filing fee is exempt or deferred under 28 U.S.C.
Section 1930, type EXEMPT
or DEFERRED in receipt
field and select [Next]
to continue filing.
Review and modify
docket text if necessary and click [Next]
of docket entry.
Note: At any time prior
to clicking "Next" in this field, the adversary
proceeding has not
been filed and you may start over.
Office will issue the Summons after case has been reviewed.
When the Summons is issued, a copy of the Summons and Complaint
must be mailed to each
respective Defendant within 14 days issuance. See
of Summons and Complaint. If attorney is unable to complete
service within 14 days, contact the Clerk's Office.