General Order M-242 - Weil Bankruptcy Blog

General Order M-242 - Weil Bankruptcy Blog
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
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In re
ELECTRONIC MEANS FOR FILING,
GENERAL ORDER
SIGNING, AND VERIFICATION OF
(Revised Electronic Filing
DOCUMENTS
Procedures)
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M-242
WHEREAS, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) 83 and
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (“FRBP”) 5005 (a)(2) and
9029 authorize this Court to establish practices and procedures
for
the
filing,
signing
and
verification
of
documents
by
electronic means; and
WHEREAS, by General Order #M-182, dated June 26, 1997, as
amended by the First Amendment to General Order #M-182, dated
May 1, 1998, and the Second Amendment to General Order #M-182,
dated July 13, 1999, the Court established such practices and
procedures; and
WHEREAS, a proposal for Revised Administrative Procedures
for Filing, Signing and Verifying Documents by Electronic Means
and
Revised
Electronic
Filing
System
User’s
Manual
(collectively, the “Revised Electronic Filing Procedures”) have
been reviewed by the Court; and
WHEREAS,
the
Revised
Electronic
Filing
Procedures
are
consistent with and further the responsibility of the Clerk of
the Court for the control of the Court’s docket under FRBP 5003
and 5005, including safeguarding the integrity of the Court’s
docket; and
WHEREAS, the Revised Electronic Filing Procedures do not
impose fees inconsistent with the present fee structure adopted
by the Judicial Conference of the United States pursuant to 28
U.S.C. §§ 1913, 1914, 1926 and 1930; and
WHEREAS, the Revised Electronic Filing Procedures provide
a means for the signature on documents through the mechanism of
a password, in compliance with the Local Rules of Bankruptcy
Procedure
(“LRBP”)
9011-1(b)
and
9011-1(c),
and
a
secure
mechanism for the creation and distribution of passwords; and
WHEREAS, the Revised Electronic Filing Procedures provide
adequate procedures for the filing, review and retrieval of
documents by parties who are not able to access the Electronic
Filing System (the “System”) from a remote location; and
WHEREAS, the Revised Electronic Filing Procedures do not
impair
the
ability
of
the
Clerk
of
the
Court
to
perform
statistical reporting responsibilities both to the Court and the
Administrative Office of the United States Courts; and
WHEREAS,
the
Revised
Electronic
Filing
Procedures
are
consistent with the notice requirements of FRBP 2002:
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that:
1.
The Revised Electronic Filing Procedures, attached as
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Exhibits 1 and 2 to this order, are approved by the Court.
2.
Electronic files, consisting of the images of documents
filed in cases or proceedings and documents filed by electronic
means, are designated as and shall constitute the official
record of the Court together with the other records kept by the
Court.
3.
No attorney or other person shall knowingly permit or
cause to permit the attorney’s password to be utilized by anyone
other than an authorized member or employee of the attorney’s
law firm.
4.
The use of an attorney’s password to file a document
electronically shall constitute the signature of that attorney
for purposes of FRBP 9011 and LRBP 9011-1.
5.
The electronic filing of a document in accordance with
the Revised Electronic Filing Procedures shall constitute entry
of that document on the docket kept by the clerk under FRBP
5003, and shall be deemed accepted for filing by the clerk’s
office.
6. The Office of the Clerk shall enter all orders, decrees,
judgments and proceedings of the Court in accordance with the
Revised Electronic Filing Procedures, which shall constitute
entry of the order, decree, judgment or proceeding on the docket
kept by the Clerk under FRBP 5003 and for purposes of FRBP 9021.
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7. The request for and receipt of a System password from the
Court shall constitute a request for electronic service pursuant
to FRBP 9036, and except as otherwise provided in the Revised
Electronic Filing Procedures, a waiver of the right to receive
notice and service conventionally.
8.
The original of this order shall be filed in accordance
with the Revised Electronic Filing Procedures.
9.
Amendments to this order or the Revised Electronic
Filing Procedures may be entered from time to time in keeping
with the needs of the Court.
10.
shall
This order shall become effective on January 22, 2001,
apply
to
all
cases
and
proceedings
pending
on
the
effective date, and shall supersede General Order #M-182, as
amended.
Dated: January 19, 2001
New York, New York
Stuart M. Bernstein
/s/
STUART M. BERNSTEIN
Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge
EXHIBIT 1
REVISED ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
FOR ELECTRONICALLY FILED CASES
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
January 19, 2001
Exhibit to General Order #M-242
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM . . . .
A.
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Registration
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ELECTRONIC FILING AND SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS
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Filing
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Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C.
Signatures; Affidavits of Service . .
III. DOCUMENTS FILED UNDER SEAL .
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Motion
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Order . . . . . . . . .
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Copies
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D.
Clerk’s Responsibility
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Conventional Copies and Certified
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REVISED ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
I.
REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM
A.
Passwords.
Each attorney admitted to practice in
this Court shall be entitled to one System password to permit
the attorney to participate in the electronic retrieval and
filing of documents in accordance with the System.
Registration for a password is governed by paragraph I.B.
B.
Registration.
1.
A registration form, in the form attached,
shall be submitted for each attorney.
A duplicate copy of the
attached form may be used.
2.
All registration forms shall be mailed or
delivered to the Office of the Clerk, United States Bankruptcy
Court, Southern District of New York, One Bowling Green, New
York, New York 10004-1408, Attn: Electronic Case Filing System
Registration.
3.
Each attorney registering for the System will
receive an envelope, clearly marked “Personal and
Confidential,” and containing the attorney’s assigned System
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password from the Office of the Clerk.
Any attorney may
request an alternative means for receiving a password by
telephoning the Office of the Clerk to arrange for retrieval
of the attorney’s password.
4.
Attorneys may find it desirable to change their
Court assigned passwords periodically.
This can be done by
contacting the Office of the Clerk, Systems Department,
Technical Help Desk at (212) 668-2870, ext. 3522.
In the
event an attorney believes that the security of an existing
password has been compromised and a threat to the System
exists, the attorney shall give immediate telephonic notice to
the Clerk of Court, Chief Deputy Clerk or Systems Department
Manager, confirmed by facsimile, to prevent access to the
System by use of that password.
II.
ELECTRONIC FILING AND SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS
A.
Filing.
1.
Except as expressly provided in paragraph III,
below, all motions, pleadings, memoranda of law, or other
documents required to be filed with the Court in connection
with a case shall be electronically filed on the System.
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2.
All documents that form part of the motion or
pleading and which are being filed at the same time and by the
same party may be electronically filed together under one
docket number, e.g., the motion and a supporting affidavit,
with the exception of a memorandum of law.
A memorandum of
law must be filed separately and shown as a related document
to the motion.
3.
Persons filing documents that reference exhibits
not prepared in electronically produced text shall scan and
electronically file only excerpts of the exhibits that are
directly germane to the matter under consideration by the
Court.
Such exhibits must be clearly and prominently
identified as excerpts, and the complete exhibit must be made
available forthwith to counsel and the Court on request (and
must be available in the Courtroom at any hearing pertaining
to the matter).
Persons filing excerpts of the exhibits
pursuant to these Revised Electronic Filing Procedures do so
without prejudice to their right to file additional excerpts
or the complete exhibit with the Court at any time.
Opposing
parties may file additional excerpts if they believe that they
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are germane.
4.
Title of Docket Entries.
The person
electronically filing a document is responsible for
designating a title for the document using one of the main
categories provided in the system, e.g., motion, application,
etc.
5.
Fees Payable to the Clerk.
An application for
authorization to pay filing fees by credit card may be made
with the financial officer of the Office of the Clerk.
B.
Service.
1.
General Rule:
Except as otherwise provided in
the next paragraph, all documents required to be served shall
be served in paper (i.e., “hard copy”) form in the manner
mandated by the applicable law and rules.
2.
Consent to Electronic Service: Whenever service
is required to be made on a person who has requested, or is
deemed to have requested, electronic notice in accordance with
FRBP 9036 or the annexed order, the service may be made by
serving the "Notice of Electronic Filing" generated by the
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System by hand, facsimile or e-mail in the first instance, or
by overnight mail if service by hand, facsimile or e-mail
service is impracticable.
3.
Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph,
conventional service of documents in hard copy shall be
required in the following circumstances:
(a) Service is required to be made in accordance
with FRCP 4, FRCP 45, FRBP 7004 or FRBP 9016.
(b) The FRBP, LRBP or an order of the Court requires
delivery or service upon an agency of the United States,
including the United States Attorney, the United States
Trustee, or chambers.
(c) Notice is required under FRBP 2002(a)(1).
(d) The attorneys for the debtor, or the debtor pro
se, shall upon the commencement of a case, serve the petition,
schedules and statement of affairs on the United States
Trustee and the trustee assigned to the case.
4.
Orders.
All signed orders (including, without
limitation, orders to show cause) shall be filed electronic-
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ally by the Court.
To facilitate the review, execution and
filing of a proposed order, the person presenting the proposed
order shall provide the presiding judge with a 3.5 inch floppy
disk containing the proposed order in word processing (not
PDF) format, together with any document to be electronically
filed in connection therewith.
The presiding judge shall also
be provided with a hard copy of all such documents.
C.
Signatures; Affidavits of Service.
1.
Every petition, pleading, motion and other paper
served or filed in accordance with the Revised Electronic
Filing Procedures shall identify the initials and last four
digits of the social security number of the attorney signing
such pleading or other document.
Additionally, the
electronically filed document shall indicate an “electronic
signature,” e.g., "s/Jane Doe".
2.
Petitions, lists, schedules, statements,
amendments, pleadings, affidavits, stipulations and other
documents which must contain original signatures, documents
requiring verification under FRBP 1008, and unsworn
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declarations under 28 U.S.C. § 1746, shall be filed
electronically and bear “electronic signatures.”
The hard
copy of the originally executed document shall be maintained
by the filer for the later of two years or the entry of a
final order terminating the case or proceeding to which the
document relates.
III. DOCUMENTS FILED UNDER SEAL
A.
Motion.
A motion to file documents under seal (but
not the documents themselves) shall be filed electronically.
If the motion itself contains confidential information, the
movant shall serve and file electronically a redacted version
clearly marked as such, and submit an unredacted version in
camera.
If requested by the Court, the movant shall deliver
hard copies of the documents proposed to be filed under seal
to the presiding judge for in camera review.
B.
Order.
The order of the Court determining the
motion shall be filed electronically by the Court.
C.
Copies.
If the Court grants the motion, in whole or
in part, the movant shall deliver the following to the Clerk
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of Court or Chief Deputy Clerk of the Court:
1.
a hard copy of the documents to be filed under
seal (the “sealed documents”) and
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a 3.5 inch floppy disk containing the sealed
documents and the sealing order.
The disk shall be submitted
in an envelope or disk mailer, clearly labeled with the case
name and number, and if applicable, the document number
assigned to the sealed document.
3.
Hard copies of the sealing order shall be
attached to the hard copy of the sealed documents and to the
3.5 inch disk.
D.
Clerk’s Responsibilities.
Unless otherwise ordered
by the Court, the Clerk of the Court shall file any documents
ordered to be filed under seal conventionally and not
electronically.
IV.
PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM DOCKET
A.
Internet Access.
Any person or organization may
access the System at the Court’s Internet site at:
www.nysb.uscourts.gov.
Access to the System through the
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Internet site is currently available without using a password
to retrieve the docket sheet and documents in a “read only”
format.
With the introduction of an updated version of the
System, “Verson 1", a password obtained from the Public Access
to Electronic Court Records Center (“PACER”) will be required
by all users of the System.
(See D. below and the Court’s web
site for further information.)
Information posted on the
System shall not be downloaded for uses inconsistent with the
privacy concerns of debtors and third parties.
B.
Access at the Court.
Access to the documents filed
on the System and to the System docket is available, without
obtaining a password, in the Office of the Clerk for viewing
during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.
C.
Conventional Copies and Certified Copies.
Conventional copies and certified copies of the electronically
filed documents may be purchased at the Office of the Clerk,
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green, New
York, New York, during business hours Monday through Friday.
The fee for copying and certification shall be in accordance
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with 28 U.S.C. § 1930.
D.
Access Charges.
At such time as the Court
implements charges required by the Judicial Conference of the
United States, as set out in 28 U.S.C. § 1930, for the usage
of the electronic access to the Court’s records, users of the
System will be charged in accordance with the fees and
procedures established by the Administrative Office of the
United States Courts.
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EXHIBIT 2
United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM
ATTORNEY USER’S MANUAL
(Last revision: January 19, 2001)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I:
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
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PART II:
A.
B.
C.
GETTING STARTED
INTRODUCTION
1.
Technical Help Desk
2.
Capabilities of System
REQUIREMENTS
1.
Hardware and Software Requirements
2.
How to Register for Access
PREPARATION
1.
Setting Up the Acrobat PDF Reader
2.
Portable Document Format (PDF)
BASICS
1.
User Interactions
2.
Documents Filed in Error
VIEWING TRANSACTION LOG
USER’S TECHNICAL BULLETIN BOARD
USERS MANUAL
CREDIT CARD COLLECTION PROCEDURES
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
HOW TO ACCESS THE SYSTEM
PUBLIC CASE INFORMATION
LOGGING IN
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PART III:
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F.
FILE A DOCUMENT FEATURE
CORRECTING A MISTAKE
1.
Filing a Petition
2.
Filing a Motion or Application
3.
Filing Other Types of Documents
REPORTS
QUERY MODULE
DOCKET SHEET
CASES FILED
CALENDAR: BY CASE OR JUDGE
VIEW TRANSACTION LOG
SET UP AUTOMATIC MAIL NOTIFICATION
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United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM
ATTORNEY USER’S MANUAL
(Last revision: January 19, 2001)
PART I:
A.
GETTING STARTED
INTRODUCTION
This manual provides instructions on how to use the Electronic Filing System to file documents with the
court, or to view and retrieve docket sheets and documents for all cases administered on this system. It
assumes a working knowledge of Netscape and Adobe Acrobat. For questions regarding Netscape or
Adobe Acrobat, please refer to their instruction manuals.
1.
Technical Help Desk
Telephone the Court’s Technical Help Desk at (212) 668-2870 Ext. 3522 between the hours of 8:30
A.M. and 5:00 P. M. (New York time), Monday through Friday, if you need technical assistance.
2.
Capabilities of System
The electronic filing system allows registered participants with Internet accounts and Netscape software
to perform the following functions:
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Access the Court’s web page
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Download the most recent version of the Attorney’s User’s Manual
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Train personnel on a training system comparable to the official “live” system
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Electronically file pleadings and documents in actual (“live”) cases
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View official docket sheets and documents associated with cases
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View various reports (e.g., Cases Filed Report, Professional Fees Report, Judge’s
Calendar (for cases administered on the court’s electronic filing system only.)
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Download Netscape Browser and Portable Document Format (PDF) configuration
information
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Submit comments and questions regarding the system
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REQUIREMENTS
1.
Hardware and Software Requirements
The hardware and software needed to electronically file, view and retrieve case documents are the
following:
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a personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows
Windows 95 or Macintosh
an Internet provider. It is recommended that the provider is capable of giving a connection speed
of 56kps minimum.
Note: Connection can be made at speeds less that the recommended 56kps, however system
performance may be less that optimal i.e. slow response time and access.
Netscape Navigator software version 3.0 or higher*
Adobe Acrobat software to convert documents from a word processor format to portable
document format (PDF).
a scanner to transmit documents that are not in your word processing system
Note: For additional information and known problems, refer to Technical Notes (Appendix I).
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Due to security, a session can only be established using Netscape Navigator 3.0 or higher. DO
NOT USE America On Line’s browser, Internet Explorer, or a version of Netscape
Navigator lower than 3.0.
2.
How to Register for Access
Participants who have never used the system must telephone the court’s Technical Help Desk at (212)
668-2870 Ext. 3522 to obtain a registration form if the participant has not already obtained one and to
discuss the system’s technical requirements. To sign up for the court’s training program, call (212) 6682870 Ext. 3580. The completed registration form must be returned to the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s
Office, One Bowling Green, Room 534, New York, NY 10004-1408, for processing. Only after a user
account has been established based on the registration form, is the participant issued a login and
password for access to the system. A training version of the system is provided on the Internet at
http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov for practice purposes and may be used prior to submission of a registration
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form. Please make use of the training version to acquaint yourself with the system before attempting to
file an actual document.
Note: A different set of logins and passwords are issued for the training and live systems.
Only attorneys are issued passwords to the live system.
C.
PREPARATION
1.
Setting Up the Acrobat PDF Reader
In order to view documents filed on the system, users must set up an Acrobat PDF reader. All pleadings
are in PDF format. When installing this product, please review and follow Adobe’s directions to utilize an
Acrobat PDF reader after installation:
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At the system login screen select the "Options" pull down menu item from the top of the screen.
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Select the "General Preferences" option.
Click on the "Helpers" tab at the top of the "Preferences" screen.
A list of "File Types" appears.
Select the "application/PDF" file type.
Click on the "Browse" button and select a directory called "acroread".
Within that directory is a file name called "acroread.exe." Select it and click on the "OK" button
to exit.
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The setup process is now complete.
2.
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Only PDF (Portable Document Format) documents can be filed with the court using the court’s
Electronic Filing System. Be sure to view the PDF formatted document before sending it to ensure that it
appears in its entirety and in the proper format (refer to Technical Notes in Appendix I for known
problems) . To accomplish this you must have Adobe Exchange.
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How to View a PDF File
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Start the Adobe Acrobat Exchange program.
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Go to the File menu and choose Open.
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Click on the location and file name of the document to be viewed.
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If the designated location is correct, and the file is in PDF format, Adobe Acrobat
Exchange loads the file and displays it on the screen.
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If the displayed document is larger than the screen or consists of multiple pages, use the
scroll bars to move through the document.
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Click on the View menu for other options for viewing the displayed document. Choose
the option that is most appropriate for the document.
How to Convert Documents to PDF Format
Conversion of any word processing document to PDF Format is required before submission to
the court’s electronic filing system. To accomplish this you must have Adobe Exchange.
The conversion process is relatively simple and can be accomplished in one of two ways
depending on the word processing program you are using.
For WordPerfect and any other word processing program:
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Open the document to be converted.
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Select the Print option and in the dialog box select the option to change the selected
printer. A drop down menu with a list of printer choices is displayed.
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Select Adobe PDFWriter 3.x.
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“Print” the file. The file should not actually print out; instead the option to save the file as
a PDF format file appears.
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Name the file, giving it the extension .PDF .
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Accept the option and the file is converted to a PDF document.
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Depending on the word processing program being used, it may be necessary to find the printer
selection option elsewhere. At that point, change the printer to Adobe PDFWriter. 3.x, and
follow the directions above.
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Open the document.
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Click on the File menu and select, Create Adobe PDF.
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Save the file as a PDF file, giving it a .PDF extension.
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The file is now in Adobe PDF format under the newly designated name, and the original
document remains in its original form under the original name.
How to Image a Document
To image or scan a document using Adobe Acrobat Exchange:
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Open the Acrobat Exchange program.
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Click on the File menu and select Scan.
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A screen appears prompting you to specify the type of document to be imaged.
Depending on the scanner, one or more of the following options will be available:
Single-sided page (one page only)
Single-sided stack (multiple pages)
Double-sided page (one page only)
Double-sided stack (multiple pages)
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Refer to the scanner’s instruction manual for more detailed operating instructions and
insertion of procedures for document(s) to be scanned.
Click on the appropriate option on the screen to begin the scanning process.
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When the imaging process is complete, the imaged document is displayed on screen.
Verify that the document contains the correct number of pages.
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If the entire document is lopsided or otherwise unacceptable, close it WITHOUT
saving it, and begin the scanning process again. If only part of the document is
unacceptable, the individual pages can be re-scanned and used to replace the
unacceptable pages.
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Once a document is satisfactorily scanned, save the imaged document to the hard drive
or a floppy disk as a PDF file. Make a note where the file is stored for future access.
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The imaged document can now be electronically filed, or edited and mixed with other
PDF files, as needed.
How to Edit and Combine Text and Image PDF Files
PDF files can be edited and mixed using the Adobe Acrobat Exchange program. With Acrobat
Exchange you can extract, insert, replace, re-order or delete whole pages from a document.
Acrobat Exchange DOES NOT allow editing of the contents of a given page.
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Start the Acrobat Exchange program and open the file to be edited.
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Click on the Document menu. Four (4) options are displayed that allow editing and
combining of PDF files:
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Insert:
Allows insertion of pages from other documents into the
document currently displayed.
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Extract:
Allows removal of pages from the document that is currently
displayed.
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Replace:
Allows replacement of pages in the currently displayed
document with pages from other PDF files.
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Delete:
Allows you to delete selected pages from the document currently
displayed.
The Insert option:
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Choosing the Insert option displays a file selection screen.
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Select the PDF file to be inserted into the document currently displayed. (Note:
The ENTIRE file will be inserted into the open document).
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Indicate whether the new document is to be inserted before or after a specific
page of the original displayed document.
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Indicate the page of the original displayed document to be inserted in new
document will be inserted. The new document can then be inserted either before
or after the page indicated in the original document.
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Indicate first or last page, or a page number.
The Extract option:
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Choosing the Extract option displays a screen that prompts you to designate the
page(s) to be extracted from the document currently displayed. It further gives
the option of deleting a page after it has been extracted.
When pages are extracted from a document, a new document window appears which
displays the extracted page(s). This document is temporarily titled, “Pages extracted
from <The Name of the Document>”.
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To go back and forth between the original displayed document and the document
containing the extracted pages, click on the Window menu, and select the
document you want to view.
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The extracted page(s) can be saved as a new document, and the original
document can be saved with the changes made, by following the usual procedure
for saving a document.
The Replace Option:
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Choosing the Replace option brings up a file selection screen.
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Choose the PDF file in which the pages are to be replaced (the target
document).
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In the next screen, designate which page(s) are to be replaced in the target
document. (To designate a single page, the From and To number should both
be the number of the page to be replaced).
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Choose the PDF file from which you will select the replacement pages (the
replacement document).
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Designate the page(s) that will replace those in the target document. Note: the
number of pages being replaced in the target document must match the number
of pages being brought in from the replacement document.
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Click on Accept, and the pages in the target document will be replaced with
those from the replacement document.
The Delete Option:
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Choosing the Delete option displays a screen that prompts you to designate a
range of pages to be deleted from the displayed document.
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Designate the pages to be deleted, click on Accept, and the selected page(s) will
be deleted from the displayed document.
There are many ways to edit and combine documents using the above four commands.
For example, to combine two files, one can be inserted at the end of another, and then
any unwanted pages can be deleted. Or, needed pages can be extracted from one file,
saved as a new file, and inserted into another file. The combined file can then be saved as
a new document leaving the originals intact. If you get an undesired result, simply close
the document, WITHOUT saving the changes made, and start over by reloading the
document.
D.
BASICS
1.
User Interactions
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There are three general types of user interactions allowed by the system: entering data, using command
buttons to tell the system what to do next, and clicking on hyperlinks. Command buttons and hyperlinks
are used to instruct the system what to do next.
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Data to be entered by the user is shown enclosed in angle brackets: <data to be
entered>.
Command buttons are represented in this manual in [bracketed boldface type].
Hyperlinks are represented in underlined boldface type, and if your monitor is a color
monitor, they appear in blue type.
(Note: the most commonly used hyperlink, Main Menu, appears near the top of most
screens just below the Netscape menu buttons.)
2.
Documents Filed in Error
A document incorrectly filed in a case may be the result of posting the wrong PDF file to a docket entry,
or selecting the wrong document type from the menu, or simply entering the wrong case number and not
catching the error before the transaction is completed. To request a correction, telephone the Court’s
Technical Help Desk at (212) 668-2870 Ext. 3522 as soon as possible after an error is discovered. Be
sure to have the case number and document number for which the correction is being requested. If
appropriate, the court will make an entry indicating that the document was filed in error. You will be
advised if you need to refile the document. The system will not permit you to make changes to the
document(s) or docket entry filed in error once the transaction has been accepted.
E.
VIEWING TRANSACTION LOG
This feature, selected from the Main Menu, allows you to review all transactions processed with your
login and password. If you believe or suspect someone is using your login and password without
permission, telephone the Court’s Technical Help Desk at (212) 668-2870 Ext. 3522 as soon as
possible.
F.
USER’S TECHNICAL BULLETIN BOARD
This feature is currently unavailable.
G.
USER’S MANUAL
The most recent version of the User’s Manual for the system is always available on-line in PDF format.
Select this option from the Main Menu and the text of the manual is displayed (courtesy of Acroreader
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software). Select the PRINT option under the Acroreader’s pull down FILE menu to print a copy of the
manual. Select the EXIT option under the Acroreader’s pull down FILE menu to return to the Main
Menu after viewing or printing the User’s Manual.
H.
CREDIT CARD COLLECTION PROCEDURES
The Department of the Treasury, through its Financial Management Service (FMS), has established a
mechanism to enable federal agencies to accept credit cards (Visa, American Express, MasterCard,
and Discover card only) for the collection of fees due to the government. This court has elected to
participate in this program, which enables the court to collect fees in the most expeditious manner for
documents filed both electronically and conventionally.
A lawyer or law firm electronically filing a document requiring a fee can pay such fee by credit card in
advance of filing by calling (212) 668-2870, Ext. 3599. A receipt number will be issued to the filer for
entry into the electronic filing system. (All other accepted methods of payment, cash, attorney’s check or
money order are still available. Payments must be made in advance of filing a document utilizing the
court’s electronic filing system. A receipt number is needed in order to file a document requiring a fee.)
Do not call to pay the filing fee until you are ready to file your document. Once a receipt number is
issued, the document must be filed before the start of the next business day (e.g., if the fee is paid on
Tuesday, the document must be filed before 8:30 A.M., Wednesday; if the fee is paid on Friday, the
document must be filed before 8:30 A.M.. Monday.
To take advantage of this method of payment, the card collection network authorization from must be
filled out, signed and submitted it to the Clerk’s Office. Below is the credit card collection network form.
Sign and submit it to USBC-SDNY, One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004-1408. You should
also have this information. Please have the required information on the following page readily available
when telephoning Intake.
(It is anticipated that, eventually, the telephone call will be eliminated and the entire fee
transaction will be electronic.)
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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
CREDIT CARD COLLECTION NETWORK
AUTHORIZATION FORM
(Name of Company/Firm)
hereby authorizes the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to charge the
following bank card number(s) for payment of filing fees and other court related expenses.
PLEASE PRINT:
Master Card No:______________________________ Exp. Date_________________
Visa Card No:________________________________ Exp. Date_________________
Discover Card No:____________________________ Exp. Date_________________
Name:________________________________________________________________
Address:_____________________________________________________________
City:__________________________State:__________Zip Code________________
Phone No:_____________________Fax No:________________________________
This form will be kept on file in the Clerk’s Office, and shall remain in effect until specifically revoked in writing.
It is the responsibility of the firm/company named herein to notify the Clerk’s Office of the new expiration date
when a credit card has been renewed, or if a card has been canceled or revoked.
Signature:______________________________________Date:__________________
For official use only
Identification No: ________________________ Date Issued:__________________
Identification No:_________________________ Date Issued:__________________
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PART II:
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Below is a step-by-step guide for entering the system, preparing a document for filing, filing a motion or
application, and displaying a docket sheet. We suggest that you go through the steps on the training data
base before trying to actually file a document.
A.
HOW TO ACCESS THE SYSTEM
Users can get into the system via the Internet by going to the Court Web Page (Exhibit 2) at:
http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov
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A login and password are required to file a document or train to file a document, select either the
Training or Live Document Filing System. Note: This information is current and is available for
viewing immediately after the transaction is completed.
or
Whether or not you have a login and password, if you want to view a live case, select Public
case information
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Exhibit 2
Southern District of New York Home Page
Seal for the
United States Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
Welcome to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York home page
Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court - Document Filing System
Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court-Document Filing System-Training Area
Public case information
B.
PUBLIC CASE INFORMATION
The next screen is the cases filed screen (Exhibit 3).
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D.
FILE A DOCUMENT FEATURE
This option permits the filing of documents in a case. There are four basic steps involved in filing a
document: (1) selecting a document type; (2) entering the case number for which the document is to be
filed; (3) designating the parties filing the document; and (4) specifying the PDF file name for the
document to be filed.
Note: Pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9070-1, a copy of all papers filed with the Court, other than
proofs of claim, shall be marked “Chambers Copy” and delivered to the chambers of the assigned Judge
on the same date as the papers are filed with the Clerk. For cases filed electronically, this requirement
can be met by delivering or mailing a paper copy of the electronically filed document directly to the
chambers of the assigned judge. Please clearly mark such copy “Chambers Copy-ECF Doc. #” and
attach a copy of the electronic case filing receipt.
Each screen has the following buttons:
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[Clear] clears all characters entered in that particular box.
[Submit] or [Next] accepts the entry just made and displays the next entry screen, if any.
Other buttons will be indicated by bold words in brackets, for example [Accept].
CORRECTING A MISTAKE:
Use the BACK button on the Netscape screen to go back and correct an entry made on a previous
screen. Once a correction has been made you must re-enter all information and resubmit from that page
forward. You can not USE the BACK button, correct a mistake and then use the FORWARD button.
You must re-enter and resubmit all information forward from the page that you have made the correction.
However, once the document is transmitted to the court, only the court can make changes or corrections.
NOTE: The ‘ symbol indicates a new screen.
1.
Filing a Petition
This feature is not in final form at this time. Currently, a petition is filed conventionally. In certain
emergencies the court will make exceptions and permit a petition commencing a case to be filed
electronically. If such permission is granted, please call the Technical Help Desk at (212) 6682870, Ext. 3522 for assistance. After a petition is filed electronically, the court will designate the
bankruptcy judge to whom the case is assigned and advise you.
Electronic filing of a petition requires the filer:
(1)
to submit a creditor disk to the court for noticing purposes
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(2)
immediately after electronically filing a petition, provide paper copies with the case
number and the name of the judge assigned to:
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United States Trustee
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
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Internal Revenue Service
120 Church Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10008
Attention: Bankruptcy Department
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Security and Exchange Commission (2 copies)
7 World Trade Center, 13th floor
New York, NY 10007
Attention: Bankruptcy Department
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The Assigned Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
United States Attorney
One St. Andrew’s Plaza
New York, New York 10007
a.
Preparing a Creditor Disk
When submitting a creditor disk, please follow the guidelines below. This will help insure
the disk can be properly processed by the court:
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The name and address of each creditor must be four (4) lines or less; and each
line should be thirty (30) characters or less, including spaces.
Leave at least two (2) blank lines between creditors.
Names and addresses should be left justified (flush against the left margin).
Use all capital letters.
Finally, and most importantly, save the file as an ASCII text file.
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ASCII (pronounced Ask-Key) stands for American Standard Code for Information
Interchange. To save a file as an ASCII text file:
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Save the document in a word processing program, and look for a prompt to
select the format in which it will be saved (e.g., Save as Type: (or something
similar)).
Select the option that saves the document as an ASCII text file (or ASCII
(DOS) text, or MS-DOS text).
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If there is a choice between with carriage returns or stripped, choose
stripped
Name the file: creditor.scn
Example:
JOHN Q. PUBLIC, DEBTOR
EDWARD NEWBERRY, D.D.S.
3038 MEADE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92116
GROSSMONT MEDICAL GROUP
5565 GROSSMONT CENTER DRIVE
LA MESA, CA 92326
GROSSMONT DISTRICT HOSPITAL
P.0. BOX 158
LA MESA, CA 92041
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FILING FEES LIST
(Effective 2/1/01)
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1930
Payment of filing fees must be made in the form of exact cash, cashier’s check, U.S. Postal money order, or money
order from a banking institution. Please do not send cash through the mail. Checks must have a pre-printed
name, address, telephone number and be made payable to: “United States Bankruptcy Court”; U.S. Bankruptcy
Court”; or “Bankruptcy Court.” The current fees for filing documents with the Bankruptcy Court are as follows:
New Petition:
Case Reopening:
Case Conversions:
Amendments:
Motions:
Chapter 7 (Voluntary) or (Involuntary)
$200.00
Chapter 9
$830.00
Chapter11 (Not a Railroad)
$830.00
Chapter 11 (Rail road)
$1, 030.00
Chapter 12 (Family Farmer)
$230.00
Chapter 13
$185.00
Ancillary (Section 304)
$530.00
Chapter 7 or 13
$155.00 *
Chapter 11
$800.00 *
Chapter 12
$200.00 *
Chapter 7 to Chapter 13
No Fee
Chapter 7 or 13 to Chapter 11
$645.00
Schedules“D” “E” “F” (Schedule of creditors)
$20.00
Amending a Caption
$20.00
Motion to Terminate, Vacate, Annul, Modify or
Condition the Automatic Stay
$75.00
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property
$75.00
Motion to Withdraw the Reference
$75.00
Motion to Convert from Chapter 7 or 13 to Ch. 11
$645.00
Motion to Convert or Notice of Voluntary Conversion
to Chapter 7
$15.00
Order Approving Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice
$25.00
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Other:
Appeals - Cases under the Bankruptcy Code
$105.00
Docketing of Cross Appeal
$100.00
Bad Check Fee
$35.00
Complaints (Adversary Proceeding)
$150.00
Certification Fee
$7.00
Exemplifications
$14.00
Filing or indexing any paper not in a case
$30.00
Reproducing/Photocopies (per copy)
$0.50
Search of Records (per name or item)
$20.00
Registration of Judgment from Another District
Deconsolidation of a Chapter 7 or 13
Deconsolidation of a Chapter 11
Per Page for public users obtaining information through
CM/ECF PACER
$30.00
$77.50**
$400.00**
$.07
* Includes noticing fee for cases filed after 1/1/98.
* The Court must collect this fee unless the reopening is to correct an administrative error or for actions related to the debtor’s
discharge.
** The fee charged shall be equal to one-half the current filing fee for the Chapter under which the joint case was commenced.
(Rev. 1/12/01)
2.
Filing a Motion or Application
Note: When submitting a motion, application or notice of proposed order electronically, the proposed order must be submitted
on paper to the judge’s chambers either prior to or at the time of the hearing or before the date and time of presentment. The
order should reference the motion, application or notice of presentment number obtained when the document was filed
electronically and attach a copy of the electronic case filing receipt. A disk containing the proposed order only in the
WordPerfect format must be submitted to chambers together with the paper copy of the proposed order. Write directly on a
label on the disk, the case number and the number of the motion, application or notice of proposed order to which the order on
the disk relates.
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Scroll down the Main Menu page and click on File A Document, or in the top window click on Bk Events.
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Click on Motions/Applications.
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Click on the white box and enter the case number.
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If the number is entered incorrectly, click on [Clear] to re-enter.
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If the computer prompts that you entered an invalid case number, click on BACK to re-enter.
When the case number is correct, click on [Next].
The case name and number will be displayed. Check whether the case number is correct. If it is incorrect,
click on BACK to re-enter the case number. If unsure, the case name and number is hyperlinked, by clicking
on the hyperlink, the docket sheet for the case will be displayed.
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If it is correct, scroll down to the bottom part of the screen and click on [Next].
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This screen prompts you to select or add the name of the party for whom you are filing the motion/application:
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Click on the arrow to the right of the white box to scroll through the list. If the name you’re looking for
appears, click on it to highlight it, then click on [Next].
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If the name does not appear, click on Add/create new party.
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This screen prompts you for the party’s last name. In the white box enter at least the first letter
of the party’s last name or if the party is a business, at least the first letter of the business’
name and click on [Search]. (Note: the first Letter should be capitalized)
A box will appear listing all the parties in the database that match the name or containing the
letters entered, if any.
If the desired name is on the list, highlight it, by clicking on the name.
Under the name selection box will be another selection box to determine the role of the party.
Choose the appropriate role and highlight it by clicking on it, then click on [Submit].
If the desired name is not on the list or there are no names at all, make sure the spelling of name is correct. If the
spelling is correct and the name is not in the database, click on
[Create New Party].
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Enter the information requested.
At the bottom of the screen, click on [Submit].
After adding or creating a party you will be returned to the party selection screen.
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From the list of parties shown, select the appropriate party and click on [Next].
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The next screen prompts you to select the type of motion/application being filed:
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Use the up and down arrows to the right of the white box to find the type of motion or application to
be filed, and click on it.
If there is more than one form of relief being requested in the motion or application, press and hold
down the Ctrl key, and click on the appropriate forms of relief sought. (As with conventional filing,
if one type of relief sought requires payment of a fee, combining that relief with other requests
does not obviate the fee requirement and the fee is required for each relief sought which
requires a fee.)
Scroll down and click on [Next].
The next screen prompts you to select the PDF filename of the document being filed. The file MUST be in a PDF
format with a .PDF suffix. If not, it will not be readable by the system. If an attempt is made to upload a non-PDF
file, or make a standard docket entry without also submitting a document, an error message will appear.
To submit a PDF document, either (a) enter the full path name of the document to be filed in the space
provided; or, (b) click on the [Browse] button to navigate to the appropriate directory and file to select the
document. Two very important points must be noted here:
(1)
If the path name for the file is manually entered, be sure to include the drive name, if applicable, and
the full directory path (e.g. c:\docs\answr.PDF).
(2)
To use the [Browse] option, use the mouse to select the directory in which the PDF version of the file
is located and then select the file to be uploaded.
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If there are no attachments to the motion, click on [Submit Document].
If there is an attachment to the motion (e.g. an exhibit, appendix, etc.):
Click on the box next to the words Last Document (above the filename box) to remove the check
mark.
Click on [Submit Document].
If there are attachments, an additional screen is displayed (all exhibits must be attached to the motion,
application or notice of proposed order).
Note: If the attachments are voluminous, determine if submitting a summary or an extract of pertinent
information is feasible or if everything is absolutely necessary for the motion, application or notice of proposed
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order being filed. e.g. a copy of a document already filed in the electronic filing system can be referenced. It
will automatically be hyperlinked.
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Under Type of Attachment click on the arrow and click on the type of attachment.
To describe the attachment more fully, click in the Description box and type in the description.
For more than one attachment, click on the box next to Last Attachment to remove the check.
At the prompt: Please select the PDF filename of the document you are filing, type in the PDF
name of the attachment, or click on [Browse] to search for it.
Scroll down and click on [Next].
If there are additional attachments, repeat this sequence for each one.
If your document relates to an existing document in the case, click on the box to the left of Does this filing
relates to an existing document in this case?.
If the document requires a filing fee, the next line prompts entry of the receipt number for the paid fee. Click
on the white box and enter the receipt number. Remember, if multiple reliefs are requested in the Motion, the
appropriate filing fee must be paid for each - e.g., a motion to lift the stay and/or to convert a chapter 11 to a
chapter 7 requires a $75.00 fee for the first and a $15.00 fee for the second.
Note: Fees must be paid prior to electronically filing the document. For information on paying fees, see the
section on filing fees in this manual.
Note: Calendar dates MUST be cleared through the courtroom deputy for the judge assigned to the case.
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Click on Response due date box and enter the date a response (objection, etc.) is due or click on [Calendar]
and a calendar for the current month will appear, by clicking on the appropriate date, the response date is set.
Scroll down and click on Presentment time box and enter the time of the hearing and check the AM or PM
box.
Click on the Presentment date box and enter the time or click on [Calendar] and select the date.
Click on the arrow next to the Location box and select the proper location..
Scroll down and click on [Next].
If the document being filed relates to an existing document in the case, two additional screens are displayed:
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On this screen select the type(s) of existing document(s) to which the one currently being filed relates:
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To specify more than one existing document type, press and hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard
as you click on the additional ones.
Scroll down and click on [Submit].
On this screen select the specific existing documents to which the one currently being filed relates:
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Scroll through the list of document types using the arrows, and click on the one that applies.
Scroll through the list and click on the box to the left of each pre-existing document to which the
current document relates.
Scroll down and click on [Submit].
Refining the description of the document:
Click on the arrow next to the white box on the left and select the correct modifier, if necessary.
Click on the white box to the right and type in any additional description, if appropriate.
Continue to click on the blank boxes to add modifiers and descriptions of additional motions/applications, if
the document contains more than one.
Click on [Submit].
Give final approval to the entry by following instructions on the screen.
To modify a previous screen, click on BACK at the top of the Netscape screen to find the screen to be
modified.
Click on [Submit] or [Next]. You must re-enter all screens from that point on.
When you arrive at the Final Approval screen, if the entry is correct, scroll down and click on Submit filing to
court..
To abort the entry, click on BK Events or AP Events to restart. This can only be done prior to submission to
the court.
After final approval is given, the next screen displays the official filing receipt (Exhibit 6)
Note: Print a copy of this receipt. You will never again have an opportunity to generate a copy of this screen.
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This screen gives you confirmation that the system has received the entry, and the document is now an official
court document. It also tells you the date and time your transaction was received by the court, and the number
assigned to the document. For future reference, please note this number on the PDF document file. Scroll
down to view the entire receipt.
To print out the receipt, click on FILE at the top of the Netscape screen, and select PRINT FRAME.
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Note: It is suggested that paper copies of receipts be maintained at all times so that should questions arise,
answers may be quickly obtained. A copy of this receipt should also be submitted with the chamber’s copy of
the document.
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To continue in the system, click on Main Menu.
To exit the system, click on HOME, then click on FILE at the top of the Netscape screen, and select EXIT.
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B.
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In the white box enter the case number.
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The next screen displays brief information on the case and allows you to get detailed
information on the case.
DOCKET SHEET
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This screen displays a list of all cases to which the party you selected is a part. The cases on
the list are hyperlinked. To go to the desired case, simply click on it.
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If the number is entered incorrectly, scroll down and click on [Clear] to re-enter.
or
If the computer prompts that an invalid case number has been entered, click on BACK at the top of
the Netscape screen to re-enter.
Specify whether the entries should be displayed by filing date or entry date by clicking in the appropriate circle.
Specify whether the entries should be displayed in ascending or descending document number order by
clicking in the appropriate circle.
Enter a Start date and End date in the appropriate boxes if it is desired only to have the report display entries
for a certain date range.
Enter a Start document range number and End document range number if it is desired to have the report
display document numbers in a certain number range.
Note: Date range and document range can be used together if desired.
Scroll down and click on [Run Report].
The computer displays the docket sheet.
You may scroll through by using the up and down arrows on the bar to the right of the list.
If you want to view an actual document described on the docket sheet, click on the document number.
CASES FILED
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On this screen enter the selection criteria for the cases that you want displayed.
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If none of the options are chosen and you click on [Run Report], all the cases on the system will be displayed.
By using the various options you can narrow your search down to specific cases.
There are two check boxes at the bottom of the screen , Open Cases Only and Show Borders on Report.
Open cases only allows the report to display cases that are currently open. By removing that option, cases that
are closed or dismissed will also be displayed on the report. Show borders on report determines whether or
not there are borders on the report. Borders make reading the report easier, but the report will run a bit faster
if this option is off.
After the desired options are selected, if any, click on [Run Report].
The Reports screen displays the reports that fall within the criteria you selected, if any. The case name and
number with brief summary information on the case will be displayed. The case name and number will be
hyperlinked, so if the docket sheet on a case is desired, simply click on that case.
At the bottom of the screen will be a summary of the case selection criteria that was used. This can be used to
review the selections made and verify the report displayed is what was requested.
CALENDAR: BY CASE OR JUDGE
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On this screen you will have two choices:
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Either enter the case number in the top white box for the particular case that you wish to see the
calendar for, or;
Click on the arrow next to the bottom box to bring up a list of judges. Choose the judge for whom you
want to see a calendar by clicking on the name you want.
After the choice has been made click on [Next] to continue.
This screen displays a Calendar of the current month and for each day, a brief summary of each of the
calendar events for that day.
The events have their docket number hyperlinked to bring up the actual document. The events also have a
check box next to them. By clicking the check box the complete docket for the event is displayed.
At the bottom of the calendar the words Last Month and Next Month are displayed. By clicking on either you
can see the previous month’s calendar or the next month’s calendar.
Note: This Calendar displays events set only for cases filed on the electronic case filing system and is not a full,
complete and correct copy of the judges entire calendar.
E.
VIEW TRANSACTION LOG
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The view transaction log option allows you to see all activity done with your account.
Using this option you can verify what was done using your password. We suggest that you use this to keep track of
what was done with your password. If you discover any discrepancies, please do not hesitate to call the Court’s
Technical Help Desk at (212) 668-2870 Ext. 3522
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SET UP AUTOMATIC MAIL NOTIFICATION
Click on View Transaction Log.
This is the date selection screen. Enter the date range on which you wish to check any activity and then click
on [Submit].
This screen will display the transactions completed during the date range specified and will display the docket
event for each transaction.
This option allows notification to be sent to e-mail addresses that you specify when- ever there is any activity
in any cases that you have designated.
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Click on Set Up Automatic Mail Notification.
The set up screen is displayed. Following are the steps to follow to set up the automatic mail notification:
(1) There is a check off box to receive notification for all cases to which you are party, this defaults to on.
Under that check off box is another box, where other case numbers you wish to be notified on can be
entered. Enter as many cases as necessary.
(2) There is a check off box if you wish to receive a copy of the notice of electronic filing in each of the cases
selected in step one. This option defaults to on.
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(3) There is a check off box if you wish to receive a listing at the end of the day of all cases that had filings
during the day.
(4) in the box provided enter all e-mail addresses that you want the information indicated in steps 1-3 to be
sent . Enter as many e-mail addresses as needed, one per line .
Once satisfied with the choices made, click on [Next].
This screen will display a summary of the choices made and e-mail addresses indicated.
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APPENDIX I
Technical Notes
Last revision: June 5, 1997
Imaging documents
The court uses the following hardware and software to convert paper documents to PDF format.
Although the software is required of all electronic filing system users, any compatible hardware with adequate capacity may be
used.
Hardware:
PC - Dell Pentium 133
SCANNER - HP ScanJet IIc with optional sheet feeder
SCSI card Adaptec AHA 1522B (ISA Plug and Play fast SCSI-2)
Software:
Adobe Acrobat - version 3.0
Stats:
Pages per minute 3
file size - 30K (approximately)
dots per inch - 200
KNOWN PROBLEMS
1)
Converting documents to PDF.
If WordPerfect 5.1 or 7.0 is used to write the document, and the document is more than three pages, Adobe Acrobat
will not convert all pages to the PDF format. The converted document will have missing pages. Use Adobe Exchange
to ensure the integrity of the converted PDF document.
2)
Cannot login to the LIVE SYSTEM.
A) A session can only be established using Netscape Navigator 3.0 or higher. DO NOT use America On Line’s
version of Netscape Navigator, or a version of Netscape Navigator lower then 3.0.
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B) Call the Court’s Technical Help Desk at (212) 668-2870, Ext. 3522.
3)
To ensure the documents transmitted have arrived in their entirety, it is important to read the document after it is
received by the court. This can be done by viewing the docket sheet for the case and selecting the transmitted
document. The number of the transmitted document appears on your electronic filing receipt.
4)
System seems slow and unresponsive.
It is recommended that the Internet provider that is used is capable of giving a connection speed of 56kps minimum.
Note: Connection can be made at speeds less that the recommended 56kps, however system performance may be
less that optimal. i.e. slow response time and access.
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United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
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Glossary of Events by Category
and
Glossary of Events in Alphabetical Order
Last revision: June 14, 1999
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Section A: Glossary of Events by Category
Adversary Proceedings: Answers/Responses
Answer
Answer to Complaint
Answer to Complaint & Counterclaim
Answer to Complaint & Crossclaim
Answer to Complaint with Crossclaim & Counterclaim
Answer to Intervenors Complaint
Answer to Third Party Complaint
Amended Complaint
Certificate of Service
Counterclaim
Crossclaim
Reply
Adversary Proceedings: Complaint
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Complaint
Amended Complaint
Counterclaim
Crossclaim
Intervenors Complaint
Summons and Notice of Pre-trial Conference
Summons Issued
Third-Party Complaint
Third-Party Summons
Adversary Proceedings: Motions
Certificate of Service
Counterstatement of Undisputed Fact
Motion for Attachment
Motion for More Definite Statement
Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Motion for Sanctions
Motion for Summary Judgment
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
Motion to Avoid Lien
Motion to Consolidate for Trial
Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceeding
Motion to Dismiss Party
Motion to Intervene
Motion to Join
Motion to Sever
Statement of Undisputed Fact
Adversary Proceedings: Notices
Bill of Costs
Clerk’s Entry of Default
Interrogatories
Notice of Appearance in Adversary Proceeding
Satisfaction of Judgment
Adversary Proceedings: Summons
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Summons
Answers/Responses
Affidavit
Affirmation
Answer to Involuntary Petition
Answer to Section 304 Petition
Consent
Declaration
Memorandum of Law
Objection
Objection to Motion
Opposition
Opposition Brief
Reply
Reply to Motion
Response to Motion
Response
Statement
Statement of No Objection
Sur-Reply to Motion
Appeals
Civil Cover Sheet
Counter Designation (appellee)
Cross-Appeal (fee)
Designation of Contents (appellant)
District Court Rule 9 Statement
In Forma Pauperis Application
Motion for Leave to Appeal
Motion for Stay Pending Appeal
Notice of Appeal (fee)
Request for Stay Pending Appeal
Statement of Issues
Transcript
Transmittal of Addendum-Appeal Record
Claim Actions
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Acknowledgment of Transfer FRBP 3001(e)1
Acknowledgment of Transfer FRBP 3001(e)3
Certificate of Mailing to Claims Agent
Motion for Reclamation of Claim
Motion to Allow Claims
Motion to Expunge Claims
Motion to Reclassify Claims
Motion to Reduce Claims
Motion to Set Last Day to File Administrative Claims
Motion to Set Last Day to File Proofs of Claim
Notice to Transferor
Objection Notice FRBP 3001(e) 24
Objection to Claims
Objection to Transfer
Reclamation of Claim
Transfer Agreement FRBP 3001(e)
Withdrawal of Claim
Others (All Users)
Accounting of Receiver
Affidavit
Affidavit of Service
Amended Schedule F (fee)
Amendment to Schedules
Appraisal
Auctioneer’s Report of Sale
Bankruptcy Closing Report
Case Related Flag
Certificate of Mailing
Certificate of Service
District Court Rule 9 Statement
Examiner’s Report
Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law
Interrogatories
Letter
Matrix
Mediator’s Final Report
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Operating Report
Post-Confirmation Report
Reaffirmation Agreement
Rule 2016 Statement
Schedules
Statement of Attorney Compensation
Statement of Financial Affairs
Statement of Undisputed Facts
Stipulation
Special Fee Paid
Summons (BK Only)(Involuntary)
Summons Service Executed
Summons Service Unexecuted
Transcript
Voluntary Petition (Chapter 13)
Voluntary Petition (Chapter 11)
Voluntary Petition (Chapter 7)
Application/Motion
Application for Appointment of Chapter 11 Examiner
Application for Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee
Application for Ex Parte Relief
Application for Final Decree
Application for Final Professional Compensation
Application for FRBP 2004 Examination
Application for Interim Professional Compensation
Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission
Application to Appoint
Application to Employ
Application to Extend Time to File Schedules
Application to Pay Taxes
Motion for Adequate Protection
Motion for Adjournment
Motion for Contempt
Motion for Default Judgement
Motion for Examination
Motion for Hardship Discharge
Motion for Joint Administration
Motion for Mediation
Motion for More Definite Statement
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Motion for Payment of Administrative Expenses
Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Motion for Protective Order
Motion for Reargument FRCP 59
Motion for Recusal
Motion for Relief from Stay (fee)
Motion for Sanctions
Motion for Stay Pending Appeal
Motion for Summary Judgment
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
Motion for Turnover
Motion to Add Creditors (fee)
Motion to Allow
Motion to Allow Claims
Motion to Allow Payment of Arrearage
Motion to Amend
Motion to Amend Caption (fee)
Motion to Appoint
Motion to Appoint Committee
Motion to Appoint Examiner
Motion to Appoint Trustee
Motion to Approve
Motion to Approve Compromise
Motion to Approve Debtor in Possession Financing
Motion to Approve Use of Cash Collateral
Motion to Assume
Motion to Authorize
Motion to Borrow
Motion to Compel
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property (fee)
Motion to Consolidate for Trial
Motion to Convert Case 11 to 13
Motion to Convert Case 11 to 7 (fee)
Motion to Convert Case 7 to 11 (fee)
Motion to Deposit Funds
Motion to Designate
Motion to Determine Tax Liability
Motion to Disallow Claims
Motion to Disband Committee
Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceeding
Motion to Dismiss Case
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Motion to Dismiss Involuntary Petition
Motion to Disqualify
Motion to Expunge Claims
Motion to Extend Time
Motion to File Under Seal
Motion to Hold for Contempt
Motion to Intervene
Motion to Join
Motion to Limit Notice
Motion to Pay Creditors
Motion to Pay Taxes
Motion to Pay Unclaimed Dividends
Motion to Prohibit Use of Cash Collateral
Motion to Punish for Contempt
Motion to Quash A Subpoena
Motion to Reclassify Claims
Motion to Reconsider FRCP 60 or FRBP 3008
Motion to Reduce Claims
Motion to Reject
Motion to Remove a State Court Action
Motion to Reopen Case
Motion to Sell Free & Clear of Liens
Motion to Set Last Day to File Proofs of Claim
Motion to Sever
Motion to Shorten Time
Motion to Stay
Motion to Strike
Motion to Substantively Consolidate
Motion to Substitute Attorney
Motion to Transfer Venue
Motion to Use
Motion to Vacate
Motion to Withdraw as Attorney
Motion to Withdraw Document
Motion to Withdraw the Reference (fee)
Notices
Affidavit of Service
Certificate of Service
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Notice Appointing Creditors Committee
Notice Appointing Examiner
Notice Appointing Trustee
Notice of Abandonment of Property
Notice of Adjournment of Hearing
Notice of Appearance
Notice of Certification of Publication
Notice of Counter-Proposed Order
Notice of Deficiency
Notice of Deposit of Unclaimed Dividends
Notice of Dismissal
Notice of Distribution
Notice of Electronic Filing
Notice of Enforcement of Lien
Notice of Entry of Judgment
Notice of Hearing
Notice of Inability to Serve as Trustee or Examiner
Notice of Inter-District Transfer
Notice of Intra-District Transfer
Notice of Meeting of Creditors
Notice of Motion to Set Hearing
Notice of No Objection
Notice of Objection to Claims
Notice of Possible Dividends
Notice of Proposed Distribution
Notice of Proposed Order
Notice of Remvoal
Notice of Settlement of an Order
Notice of Voluntary Conversion
Notice of Withdrawal
Notice to Add Creditors
Notice to File Schedules
Notice to Produce Documents
Notice to Take Depositions
Plan
Amended Disclosure Statement
Amended Plan
Certification of Ballots
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Chapter 11 Plan
Chapter 13 Plan
Disclosure Statement
Objection to Amended Disclosure Statement
Objection to Confirmation of Amended Plan
Objection to Confirmation of Plan
Objection to Disclosure Statement
U. S. Trustee/Trustee
Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee
Appointment of Examiner
Appointment of Official Committee
Appointment of Official Creditor’s Committee
Bankruptcy Closing Report
Bond
Certificate of Publication
Certificate of Trustee Acceptance
Closing Report-Chapter 7 Asset
Notice of Appointment of Successor Trustee
Notice of Appointment of Trustee
Statement of Operations
Supersedeas Bond
Trustee's Affidavit of Distribution
Trustee's Chapter 11 Final Report & Acct.
Trustee’s Final Report
Trustee's Interim Report
Trustee's Inventory
Trustee's No Distribution Report
Trustee's Report Concerning Claims
Trustee's Report of Sale
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Section B: Glossary of Events in Alphabetical Order
Event
Category
(A)
Accounting of Receiver
Acknowledgment of Transfer FRBP 3001(e)1
Acknowledgment of Transfer FRBP 3001(e)3
Adversary Closed
Affidavit
Affidavit
Affidavit of Service
Affidavit of Service
Affirmation
Amended Complaint
Amended Complaint
Amended Disclosure Statement
Amended Plan
Amended Schedule F(fee)
Amendment to Schedules
Answer
Answer to Complaint
Answer to Complaint & Counterclaim
Answer to Complaint & Crossclaim
Answer to Complaint with Crossclaim & Counterclaim
Answer to Intervenors Complaint
Answer to Involuntary Petition
Answer to Section 304 Petition
Answer to Third Party Complaint
Application for Appointment of Chapter 11 Examiner
Application for Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee
Application for Ex Parte Relief
Application for Final Decree
Application for Final Professional Compensation
Application for FRBP 2004 Examination
Application for Interim Professional Compensation
Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission
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Others (All Users)
Claim Action
Claim Action
AP
Answers
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
Notices
Answers
AP: Answers
AP: Complaint
Plan
Plan
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
AP: Answers
AP: Answers
AP: Answers
AP: Answers
AP: Answers
AP: Answers
Answers
Answers
AP: Answers
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application to Appoint
Application to Employ
Application to Extend Time to File Schedules
Application to Pay Taxes
Appointment of Chapter 11 Trustee
Appointment of Examiner
Appointment of Official Committee
Appointment of Official Creditor’s Committee
Appraisal
Auctioneer’s Report of Sale
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
(B)
Bankruptcy Closing Report
Bankruptcy Closing Report
Bill of Costs
Bond
Others (All Users0
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
AP: Notices
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
(C)
Case Related Flag
Certificate of Mailing
Certificate of Mailing to Claims Agent
Certificate of Publication
Certificate of Service
Certificate of Service
Certificate of Service
Certificate of Service
Certificate of Trustee Acceptance
Certification of Ballots
Chapter 11 Plan
Chapter 13 Plan
Civil Cover Sheet
Clerk’s Entry of Default
Closing Report-Chapter 7 Asset
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
Claim Action
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
AP: Answers
AP: Motions
Others (All Users)
Notices
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
Plan
Plan
Plan
Appeals
AP: Notices
Trustee
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Complaint
Consent
Counter Designation (appellee)
Counterclaim
Counterclaim
Counterstatement of Undisputed Fac
Cross-Appeal (fee)
Crossclaim
Crossclaim
AP: Complaint
Answers
Appeals
AP: Answers
AP: Complaint
AP: Motions
Appeals
AP: Answers
AP: Complaint
(D)
Answers/Response
Appeals
Plan
Appeals
Others (All Users)
Declaration
Designation of Contents (appellant)
Disclosure Statement
District Court Rule 9 Statement
District Court Rule 9 Statement
(E)
Examiner’s Report
Others (All Users)
(F)
Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law
Others (All Users)
(I)
In Forma Pauperis Application
Interrogatories
Interrogatories
Intervenors Complaint
Appeals
AP: Notices
Others (All Users)
AP: Complaint
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(J)
Judgment
Orders
(L)
Letter
Others (All Users)
(M)
Matrix
Mediator’s Final Report
Memorandum of Law
Motion for Adequate Protection
Motion for Adjournment
Motion for Attachment
Motion for Contempt
Motion for Default Judgement
Motion for Examination
Motion for Hardship Discharge
Motion for Joint Administration
Motion for Leave to Appeal
Motion for Mediation
Motion for More Definite Statement
Motion for More Definite Statement
Motion for Payment of Administrative Expenses
Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Motion for Protective Order
Motion for Reargument FRCP 59
Motion for Reclamation of Claim
Motion for Recusal
Motion for Relief from Stay (fee)
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Other (All Users)
Others (All Users)
Answers
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
AP: Motions
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Appeals
Application/Motion
AP: Motions
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
AP: Motions
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Claim Action
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Motion for Sanctions
AP: Motions
Motion for Sanctions
Application/Motion
Motion for Stay Pending Appeal
Appeals
Motion for Stay Pending Appeal
Application/Motion
Motion for Summary Judgment
AP: Motions
Motion for Summary Judgment
Application/Motion
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
AP: Motions
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
Application/Motion
Motion for Turnover
Application/Motion
Motion to Add Creditors (fee)
Application/Motion
Motion to Allow
Application/Motion
Motion to Allow Claims
Claim Action
Motion to Allow Claims
Application/Motion
Motion to Allow Payment of Arrearage
Application/Motion
Motion to Amend
Application/Motion
Motion to Amend Caption (fee)
Application/Motion
Motion to Appoint
Application/Motion
Motion to Appoint Committee
Application/Motion
Motion to Appoint Examiner
Application/Motion
Motion to Appoint Trustee
Application/Motion
Motion to Approve
Application/Motion
Motion to Approve Compromise
Application/Motion
Motion to Approve Debtor in Possession Financing
Application/Motion
Motion to Approve Use of Cash Collateral
Application/Motion
Motion to Assume
Application/Motion
Motion to Authorize
Application/Motion
Motion to Avoid Lien
AP: Motions
Motion to Borrow
Application/Motion
Motion to Compel
Application/Motion
Motion to Compel Abandonment of Property (fee)
Application/Motion
Motion to Consolidate for Trial
AP: Motions
Motion to Consolidate for Trial
Application/Motion
Motion to Convert Case 11 to 13
Application/Motion
Motion to Convert Case 11 to 7 (fee)
Application/Motion
Motion to Convert Case 7 to 11 (fee)
Application/Motion
Motion to Deposit Funds
Application/Motion
Motion to Designate
Application/Motion
Motion to Determine Tax Liability
Application/Motion
Motion to Disallow Claims
Application/Motion
Motion to Disband Committee
Application/Motion
Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceeding
AP: Motions
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Motion to Dismiss Case
Application/Motion
Motion to Dismiss Involuntary Petition
Application/Motion
Motion to Dismiss Party
AP: Motions
Motion to Disqualify
Application/Motion
Motion to Expunge Claims
Claim Action
Motion to Expunge Claims
Application/Motion
Motion to Extend Time
Application/Motion
Motion to File Under Seal
Application/Motion
Motion to Hold for Contempt
Application/Motion
Motion to Intervene
AP: Motions
Motion to Intervene
Application/Motion
Motion to Join
AP: Motions
Motion to Join
Application/Motion
Motion to Limit Notice
Application/Motion
Motion to Pay Creditors
Application/Motion
Motion to Pay Taxes
Application/Motion
Motion to Pay Unclaimed Dividends
Application/Motion
Motion to Prohibit Use of Cash Collateral
Application/Motion
Motion to Punish for Contempt
Application/Motion
Motion to Quash A Subpoena
Application/Motion
Motion to Reclassify Claims
Claim Action
Motion to Reclassify Claims
Application/Motion
Motion to Reconsider FRCP 60 FRBP 3008
Application/Motion
Motion to Reduce Claims
Claim Action
Motion to Reduce Claims
Application/Motion
Motion to Reject
Application/Motion
Motion to Remove a State Court Action
Application/Motion
Motion to Reopen Case
Application/Motion
Motion to Sell Free & Clear of Liens
Application/Motion
Motion to Set Last Day to File Administrative Claims
Claim Action
Motion to Set Last Day to File Proofs of Claim
Claim Action
Motion to Set Last Day to File Proofs of Claim
Application/Motion
Motion to Sever
AP: Motions
Motion to Sever
Application/Motion
Motion to Shorten Time
Application/Motion
Motion to Stay
Application/Motion
Motion to Strike
Application/Motion
Motion to Substantively Consolidate
Application/Motion
Motion to Substitute Attorney
Application/Motion
Motion to Transfer Venue
Application/Motion
Motion to Use
Application/Motion
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Motion to Vacate
Motion to Withdraw as Attorney
Motion to Withdraw Document
Motion to Withdraw the Reference (fee)
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
Application/Motion
(N)
Notice Appointing Creditors Committee
Notice Appointing Examiner
Notice Appointing Trustee
Notice of Abandonment of Property
Notice of Adjournment of Hearing
Notice of Appeal (fee)
Notice of Appearance
Notice of Appearance in Adversary Proceeding
Notice of Appointment of Successor Trustee
Notice of Appointment of Trustee
Notice of Certification of Publication
Notice of Counter-Proposed Order
Notice of Deficiency
Notice of Deposit of Unclaimed Dividends
Notice of Dismissal
Notice of Distribution
Notice of Electronic Filing
Notice of Enforcement of Lien
Notice of Entry of Judgment
Notice of Hearing
Notice of Inability to Serve as Trustee or Examiner
Notice of Inter-District Transfer
Notice of Intra-District Transfer
Notice of Meeting of Creditors
Notice of Motion to Set Hearing
Notice of No Objection
Notice of Objection to Claims
Notice of Pre-Trial Conference
Notice of Possible Dividends
Notice of Proposed Distribution
Notice of Proposed Order
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Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Appeals
Notices
AP: Notices
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
AP: Complaint
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notice of Removal
Notice of Request for Interrogatories
Notice of Settlement of an Order
Notice of Voluntary Conversion
Notice of Withdrawal
Notice to Add Creditors
Notice to File Schedules
Notice to Produce Documents
Notice to Produce Documents
Notice to Take Depositions
Notice to Take Depositions
Notices
AP: Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
Notices
AP: Notices
Notices
AP: Notices
Notices
(O)
Objection
Objection Notice FRBP 3001(e) 24
Objection to Amended Disclosure Statement
Objection to Claims
Objection to Confirmation of Amended Plan
Objection to Confirmation of Plan
Objection to Disclosure Statement
Objection to Motion
Objection to Transfer
Operating Report
Opposition
Opposition Brief
Answers
Claim Action
Plan
Claim Action
Plan
Plan
Plan
Answers
Claim Action
Others (All Users)
Answers
Answers
(P)
Post-Confirmation Report
Pre-Trial Conference
Others (All Users)
AP: Summons
(R)
Reaffirmation Agreement
Others (All Users)
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Reclamation of Claim
Reply
Reply
Reply to Motion
Request for Stay Pending Appeal
Response
Response to Motion
Rule 2016 Statement
Claim Action
AP: Answers
Answers
Answers
Appeals
Answers
Answers
Others (All Users)
(S)
Satisfaction of Judgment
Schedules
Special Fee Paid
Statement
Statement of Attorney Compensation
Statement of Financial Affairs
Statement of Issues
Statement of No Objection
Statement of Operations
Statement of Undisputed Fact
Statement of Undisputed Facts
Stipulation
Summons
Summons
Summons (BK Only)(Involuntary)
Summons and Notice of Pre-Trial Conference
Summons Issued
Summons Service Executed
Summons Service Unexecuted
Supersedeas Bond
Sur-Reply to Motion
AP: Notices
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
Answers
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
Appeals
Answers
Trustee
AP: Motions
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
AP: Summons
AP: Complaint
Others (All Users)
AP: Complaint
AP: Complaint
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
Answers
(T)
Third-Party Complaint
AP: Complaint
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Third-Party Summons
Third-Party Summons
Transcript
Transcript
Transfer Agreement FRBP 3001(e)
Transmittal of Addendum-Appeal Record
Trustee's Affidavit of Distribution
Trustee's Chapter 11 Final Report & Acct.
Trustee’s Final Report
Trustee's Interim Report
Trustee's Inventory
Trustee's No Distribution Report
Trustee's Report Concerning Claims
Trustee's Report of Sale
AP: Summons
AP: Complaint
Appeals
Others (All Users)
Claim Action
Appeals
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
U.S. Trustee/Trustee
(V)
Voluntary Petition (Chapter 13)
Voluntary Petition (Chapter 11)
Voluntary Petition (Chapter 7)
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
Others (All Users)
(W)
Withdrawal of Claim
Claim Action
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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
ELECTRONIC CASE FILING SYSTEM
ATTORNEY/PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM
LIVE SYSTEM
This form shall be used to register for an account on the Court’s Electronic Filing System. Registered
attorneys and other participants will have privileges both to electronically submit documents, and to view and
retrieve electronic docket sheets and documents for all cases assigned to the Electronic Filing System. The
following information is required for registration:
First/Middle/Last Name: _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
Social Security #
Bar ID# (if applicable):
Firm Name:
__________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
Firm Address:
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Firm Federal ID#:
_____________________________________________________
Voice Phone Number:
__________________________________________________
FAX Phone Number:
___________________________________________________
Internet E-Mail Address:
________________________________________________
(For Purposes of Service)
By submitting this registration form, the undersigned agrees to abide by the following rules:
1) This system is for use only in cases permitted by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern
District of New York. It may be used to file and view electronic documents, docket sheets, and
notices.
2) At this time, the requirements for filing, viewing, and retrieving case documents are: a personal
computer (486 minimum) running a standard platform such as Windows, Windows 95, or Macintosh,
an Internet provider using Point to Point Protocol (PPP), Netscap Navigator software version 3.0,
and Adobe Acrobat Pro software to convert documents from a word processor format to a portable
document format (PDF).
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3) Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011 and
Local Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011-1.
Every pleading, motion, and other paper (except list, schedules, statements or amendments
thereto) shall be signed by at least one attorney of record or, if the party is not represented by an
attorney, all papers shall be signed by the party.
An attorney’s/participant’s password issued by the court combined with the
user’s identification, serves as and constitutes the attorney/participant’s signature.
Therefore, an attorney/participant must protect and secure the password issued by
the court. If there is any reason to suspect the password has been compromised in
any way, it is the duty and responsibility of the attorney/participant to immediately
notify the court. This should include the resignation or reassignment of the person
with authority to use the password. The court will immediately delete that password
from the electronic filing system and issue a new password.
4) An attorney’s/participant’s registration will constitute a waiver in law of conventional service of
documents, including notice under FRBP 2002 and service under FRBP 7004, the
attorney/participant agrees to accept service of notice on behalf of the client of the electronic filing by
hand, facsimile or authorized e-mail.
Please return to :
MIS Department, Att: Electronic Filing Registration
U. S. Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
___________________________________
Applicant Signature
___________________________________
Initial of First & Last Name
____________________________
Notary Public
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Last 4 Digits SS#
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
ELECTRONIC CASE FILING TEST SYSTEM
ATTORNEY/PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM
TEST CASES ONLY
This form shall be used to register for an account on the Court’s Electronic Filing System . Registered
attorneys and other participants will have privileges both to electronically submit documents, and to view
and retrieve electronic docket sheets and documents for all test cases assigned to the Electronic Filing
System. The following information is required for registration:
First Name:
___________________________________________
Middle Name:
___________________________________________
Last Name:
___________________________________________
Bar ID # (if applicable):
_______________________________
Firm Name:
___________________________________________
Firm Address:
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Voice Phone Number: ___________________________________________
Fax Phone Number:
___________________________________________
Internet E-Mail Address: _________________________________________
By submitting this registration form, the undersigned agrees to abide by the following rules:
1) This system is for use only in U.S. Bankruptcy cases permitted by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
Southern District of New York. It may be used to file and view electronic documents, docket sheets, and
notices.
2) Documents are to be submitted electronically only in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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3) The combination of the user identification and password issued by the court will serve as the signature
of the attorney/participant filing the document. Individuals must protect the security of their passwords and
immediately notify the court if they learn that their password has been compromised.
Please return to :
MIS Department, Att: Electronic Filing Registration
U. S. Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
Applicant Signature: ____________________________
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