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Administrative Procedures for Attorney Leaving Law Firm

IF... THEN...
If you are leaving a law firm, request changes to your account in CM/ECF under Utilities>Request Account Modification.
If you are retaining all of your cases, you need do nothing more.
If you do not intend to continue practicing in the Bankruptcy Court, call the technical help desk at 612-664-5275 to deactivate your CM/ECF account.
If the law firm is retaining all of your cases, complete a Notice of Substitution of Attorney form. Both the departing and newly assigned attorney must sign this form. File the form in PDF to the CM/ECF inbox, which can be found under Bankruptcy Events>Post-Petition Events. NOTE: Call the clerk's office to get permission to use the inbox.
If the law firm is retaining only some of the cases, complete a Notice of Substitution of Attorney form and attach a list of case numbers and case names, with the client's name (if not the debtor.)  Both the departing and newly assigned attorney must sign this form. File the form in PDF to the CM/ECF inbox, which can be found under Bankruptcy Events>Post-Petition Events. NOTE: Call the clerk's office to get permission to use the inbox.
If you represent a trustee, please call the clerk's office for instruction.

NOTES:

  • For your protection, you may wish to change your CM/ECF and PACER passwords to prevent anyone from filing with your password/signature or incurring PACER costs.
  • If you have questions about these procedures, call the clerk's office and ask to speak to a supervisor.