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What are the court’s electronic filing policies?



1.    It is preferred that all documents — meaning the motion, memorandum, proposed order, etc. — be filed as a separate PDF files, attaching files to the main document. Instructions on filing separate attachments to a main document can be found in Attorney Procedures.  

2.    The proposed order, if there is one, should be an attachment to the main document; it should never be filed as an individual docket entry.

3.     See Local Rule 9011-1 for guidance on signatures.

4.    The automatic e-mail notification sent by CM/ECF may constitute service. Please note that electronic service may not be sufficient to serve all parties when commencing a contested matter under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9014 or commencing an adversary proceeding. To determine who receives e-mail notification in a given case, log into CM/ECF and select Utilities Case Utilities Mailings Mailing Info for a Case.  If conventional service is not required because all parties will be served by e-mail through CM/ECF, a certificate of service need not be filed. See Local Rule 9036-1(a).

5.    Scanned pages should be limited to exhibits and those containing "pen-in-hand" signatures; other documents should be saved to PDF directly from a word processed format. See Local Rule 9004-1(b).

6.    A hearing date and time must be obtained from the appropriate courtroom deputy. The hearing date, time and location must be included in the notice of hearing and motion. See Local Rule 9013-1(a); Local Form 9013-1.