New Events and Docketing Process for Revised Declarations Re: Electronic Filing Effective January 1, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

In accordance with the Revised Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing, effective January 1, 2012, there are now 2 Declarations for Electronic Filing. We have created 2 events in CM/ECF to match the titles of the Declarations:

Declaration Re: Electronic Filing of Petition and Accompanying Documents
Declaration Re: Electronic Filing for Documents Filed After Petition

The first Declaration is for the petition and accompanying documents. There is no change to this process, except that the form and name of the event have been revised. You will continue to docket the Declaration as a separate event. Only 1 Declaration is required for a joint case.

The second Declaration is for any document filed after the petition is filed, including those documents listed in Federal Bankruptcy Rule 1008, which must be signed by a person other than the Registrant filing the document. This is a new requirement effective January 1, 2012. The Declaration Re: Electronic Filing for Documents Filed After Petition must be signed by each person whose signature is required. The Declaration must be filed as a separate event. A Declaration should be filed for each document and related to that document. Only 1 Declaration is needed for a joint case.

New Revised Rules Regarding Signatures in Electronically Filed Documents, Effective January 1, 2012

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