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CM/ECF Registration

 

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota requires that attorneys file all documents electronically through the court’s CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Filing) system.  Follow these 6 steps to complete CM/ECF registration:

Step 1

Petition for admission to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.  See Admission to Practice.

Step 2

Obtain necessary hardware and software. See hardware and software requirements and Technical FAQs.

Step 3

Register for PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records):

PACER provides on-line access to United States Appellate, District, and Bankruptcy Court records and documents nationwide. The PACER Service Center is the Federal Judiciary's centralized registration, billing, and technical support center for PACER.

Step 4

Register for CM/ECF by selecting the type of registration:

  1. Attorney For Debtor (BKY Case Opening)
  2. Attorney For Creditor or Other Parties (Not BKY Case Opening)
  3. Non-Attorney (for creditors, parties of interest, ombudsman, auditors and course providers to file proofs of claim, transfers of claim, reaffirmations, Rule 3002.1 and other events)
  4. Claim Filer - Those interested in only filing claims use Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC).
  5. Media Account Registration
Step 5

Successfully file test documents. Select the type of test filing details:

  1. Attorney For Debtor (BKY Case Opening)
  2. Attorney For Creditor or Other Parties (Not BKY Case Opening)
  3. Non-attorney
Step 6 Receive CM/ECF certification.