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What are the court’s electronic filing policies?


1.    All documents -- meaning the motion, memorandum, proposed order, etc. --- must be filed as a single PDF file, except that voluminous exhibits may be filed as attachments to the motion or filed as separate documents and linked to the motion.  

2.    The proposed order, if there is one, should be the final page of the PDF file; it should never be filed as an individual docket entry.

3.    "Pen-in-hand" signatures are not required for CM/ECF registered attorneys and their staff. See Local Rule 9011-4 for details.

4.    Debtors' and creditors' "pen-in-hand" signatures are required on electronically filed documents.  The signature pages of affidavits, verifications or similar authorizations should be scanned and inserted in the appropriate PDF file. Signature declarations should be signed and included with the petition and any case completions.

5.    The automatic e-mail notification sent by CM/ECF constitutes service. Therefore, it is only necessary to serve paper copies to those who do not receive e-mail notification. 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.

6.    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.

7.    A hearing date and time must be obtained from the appropriate calendar clerk and the hearing date, time and location must be included in any motion before filing.