The Court has 4 electronic filing systems:
- ePOC permits creditors to electronically file claims, amend claims, withdraw claims, and file Rule 3002 supplements. It does not require a login or password.
- eFinCert permits debtor education providers to electronically file certificates of compliance with the financial management course requirement on behalf of debtors). It does not require a login or password.
- ECF permits attorneys, trustees, and creditors to electronically file a variety of documents. Electronic filing is mandatory for all attorneys, all trustees, and any creditor who has filed more than 10 documents in a calendar year. A login and password is required.
- The Public Document Upload (PDU) system allows parties without an attorney (debtors and creditors) to submit PDFs using a website form to the court for filing.
These systems require documents to be in PDF format. Users may need to purchase a full version of Adobe Acrobat and/or a scanner to convert documents in PDF.
Electronic Case Files (ECF)
- Allows you to file reaffirmation agreements, claim transfers, etc. using a standard web browser.
- Provides immediate confirmation to you, and notice to other parties in a case, that a document was filed.
- Per Local Bankruptcy Rule 5005-4, use of ECF or ePOC is mandatory for attorneys, trustees, and any creditor who has filed more than 10 documents with the court in any calendar year.
- Most documents must be in text-based .PDF format, requiring the user to have software to convert documents from a word processor format to portable document format (PDF). Scanned PDFs are allowed for documents that were not created by the filer, for example trust deeds.
- There are no additional fees to use ECF, but existing filing fees apply and must be paid electronically via credit card or ACH. Failure to timely pay fees will result in being locked out of electronic filing. You can bring up the payment screen at any time by clicking on Utilities - Internet Payments Due. Credit card or ACH information may be stored in your PACER account and accessed to pay filing fees.
- If you make an error or are unsure of how to proceed, please contact the court. Proceeding on your own may put you at cross-purposes with the clerk's office or cause you to incur an additional filing fee.
Please click the pertinent link on the left side of this page for more information regarding features, registration, training, and procedures for these systems.
The Court does not currently have an electronic filing system for debtors who are preparing to file a bankruptcy case without an attorney. However, a system is being developed nationally for this purpose, and the Court will evaluate it for use when it is available.