The required test filing for an attorney for debtor is a complete voluntary petition, including all required documents and the filing fee.
Petition Preparation Software:
A debtor's attorney may choose to use commercial petition preparation software to create most of the documents required for a bankrupcy filing. The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota neither requires nor recommends the use of this software and cannot answer technical questions related to its use.
If you choose to use petition preparation software, please familiarize yourself with it before attempting test filings.
Three ways to file a petition to CM/ECF:
- Software Plus: File the petition and schedules directly to CM/ECF from commercial petition preparation software. NOTE: To successfully file a test case to the training database, you must first change the destination in your software application to the training database (https://ecf-train.mnb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl) and enter your training password. Please contact your software vendor for assistance. Once the case is filed, the documents identified in steps 2 through 6 below can be filed through CM/ECF.
- Case upload: File all required documents silmutaneously through CM/ECF. Select Bankruptcy ⇒ New Case Upload. This option is available only for complete cases accompanied by the full filing fee.
- Step-by-Step case opening: File the documents in steps 1 through 6 below one by one. Select Bankruptcy ⇒ Commencement Events ⇒ Open Voluntary Case to begin.
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