Overview of Case Filing Options
Last Updated: January 3, 2017

There are three options to choose from when filing a new case:

  1. Conventional (Open a Bk Case): Using the conventional CM/ECF system, the attorney creates a PDF file of documents (or multiple PDFs) and a text file of the creditor matrix in his or her bankruptcy software or word processing program.  The attorney then points his or her browser to the court’s web site and logs on and files a case following the screens.

  2. Case Upload: Using your software as usual, create/save the following documents:

    • Debtor information (.txt file)

    • Voluntary Petition (.pdf file)

    • Mailing matrix (.txt file)

    • Statement of Social Security Number (.pdf file)

    • Certificate of Credit Counseling (.pdf file)

    • Statement of Monthly Income (.pdf file)

    • Employee Income Records (.pdf file)

    • Chapter 13 Plan, if applicable (.pdf file)

Once these files are saved, you go to the court’s web site, log on and click on Bankruptcy > Case Upload. Enter the paths to locate the files.

  1. Bankruptcy Software's ECF Filing System: Most bankruptcy software programs will submit files without going through any question and answer screens on the court’s ECF site. It makes the entire electronic filing process easier and faster for attorneys and their staff, integrating the ECF upload process with attorney’s bankruptcy software.  

    Note:  Contact your bankruptcy software vendor if you have any questions.