Reminder and Modification to Summons Service Executed/Summons Service Unexecuted Effective March 1, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The correct event to use when filing a Certificate of Service for the Summons and Complaint, that is successfully served, is Summons Service Executed. This event now requires that you select the name of a defendant from the party list, instead of typing the name in a text box. Please note that only the name of a defendant should be entered.

We have also modified the Certificate of Service to include lines to enter the title and number of the Adversary proceeding.

As a reminder, a copy of the Summons should be attached to the Certificate of Service. Please note, that effective March 1, 2011, the Summons will include the name of the defendant. In a proceeding with multiple defendants, a Summons will be issued for each defendant.

When filing the Certificate of Service, please verify that the correct Summons is filed for each defendant. The name of the defendant on the Summons and the Certificate of Service and the name of the defendant selected from the party list should match.

A similar modification has been made for the Summons Service Unexecuted event. This event should ONLY be used if service of the Summons and Complaint was NOT successful.

For guidance on the completion of the Certificate of Service, please review the instructions that accompany Official Form 250(A), Adversary Summons, on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact our ECF Help Desk at 312-408-7765.