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Docketing a Responsive Pleading


To ensure the fair, complete and timely administration of bankruptcy case hearings, it is important that all responsive pleadings are:

  • filed using the correct docket event
  • linked back to the proper pleading

Failure to do so may cause one of the following:

  • hearing date delay
  • delay in processing of proposed orders
  • improper deadline creation

Detailed instructions: Filing Responsive Pleadings

For guidance on proper event usage and filing requirements, please refer to our ECF User's Manual or contact our Help Desk.



Effective February 1, 2007, all ECF users who pay fees through the system will be required to complete the security code field. There are no CM/ECF software upgrades or additional fees due to this change.


In November 2006:
  • 194 Attorneys filed
  • 4,158 pleadings electronically
  • 31% of all pleadings filed

New Petitions filed by Electronic Case Filers:
  • 86 % November 2006
  • 85 % year to date for November 2006

Help Desk Info:

Our ECF Technical Help Desk is available during regular office hours 8:00-4:30 M-F

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