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last updated: 3/18/14

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New Hearing Call-in Procedures--Madison

Effective Monday, May 12, 2014, our Madison office will be using a toll-free call-in number for all preliminary hearings and pretrial conferences. In other words, we will no longer call you for hearings, you will call us.

Hearing notices will include the call-in number and access code. More specific procedures are available here.

Fee Changes Effective June 1, 2014

At its March 2014 session the Judicial Conference approved changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, which go into effect June 1, 2014. New amounts are listed below (and on our fees page).

Total amounts due to file a new petition OR bifurcate (split) a joint case:

  • Chapter 7 -- $335.00
  • Chapter 9 -- $1717.00
  • Chapter 11 -- $1717.00
  • Chapter 12 -- $275.00
  • Chapter 13 -- $310.00

Total amount due to file an Adversary Proceeding: $350.00

Notice of Hearing in Blank Requirement Eliminated

Automated hearing notice forms, developed by our ECF Administrator, Susan Hoffman, have eliminated the need for a notice of hearing in blank document for Madison pleadings that require a hearing be scheduled. When docketing the hearing scheduled event, the ECF system will automatically create the hearing notice and provide additional service information:

  • All parties served electronically
  • Moving party to serve and provide proof of same
  • Notice mailed via Bankruptcy Noticing Center

Please bear with us as we remove all references from the User's Manual.

Filing of Personal Financial Management Certificate

NOW AVAILABLE--The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin will permit approved personal financial management course providers to file the Certificate of Debtor Education under Rule 1007(b)(7), electronically using the electronic financial management course certificate filing program (eFinCert) instead of requiring course providers to register as a limited filer in the courtís CM/ECF case management system. More information.

ECF User's Manual

This manual is designed as a guide to assist registered ECF Users in filing documents electronically. Although filing requirements and references to the Bankruptcy Code and/or Rules may be provided for some topics, this manual should not be relied upon exclusively by the user. The actual Bankruptcy Code and/or Rules should still be consulted.

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Bankruptcy Reform Act Information

Report Suspected Bankruptcy Fraud

Judicial Misconduct or Disability Complaint Information

Annual Bankruptcy Update Slides:

Powerpoint Presentation November 2013

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Assistant U.S. Trustee Vacancy

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Wisconsin Western
ECF Technical Help Desk

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(608) 264-5630 Madison
(715) 839-2993 Eau Claire
helpdesk@wiwb.uscourts.gov
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Creditor Information

Are you a creditor looking for filing information? Visit our Creditor's page.


Mortgage Modification Mediation Program

Information on this program can be found here.


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Filing without an attorney?
If you are filing a new bankruptcy case without an attorney see the pro se web page for information to assist you with filing procedures.

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Looking for Unclaimed Funds?
Unclaimed funds are now available for look up on our website.



Other News

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Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) Announcement
Effective July 12, 2010
See What's New for more information.

National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008 Effective December 19, 2008
See What's New for more information.

Sign up for a PACER Account
Signing up is free. A PACER account is required to view docket sheets and case documents. Sign up at: http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov

Register of Mailing Addresses for Federal and State Governmental Units

Information Regarding Attorneys Appearing by Telephone

Updated Census Bureau Information

Visit the U.S. Trustee's website for updated Census Bureau State Median Family Income figures. The proposed start date for these updates is for cases filed on or after October 1, 2008.

Go Green(er)
You are already receiving notices electronically from ECF for each docket entry made. Are you ready to receive electronic notices from the Bankruptcy Noticing Center? If yes, sign up for electronic notices - FREE! Receive notices 24/7 and days faster than through U.S. Mail. For more info see our BNC page or at the BNC home page and Go Greener today!

Electronic Orders
All Orders submitted to the Court for signature by a Judge on or after June 2, 2003 must conform to the Electronic Order format. This applies to all orders, whether filed electronically through the ECF system or not.
Electronic Filing Instructions (ECF Users)
Sample Proposed Order
Sample Signed Order

ECF Newsletter
"The Electric Briefcase" is our monthly ECF training news and tips newsletter.

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