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last updated: 10/14/14

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Exhibit and Witness List Forms

For your convenience in preparing Exhibit and Witness lists, please visit our Forms page to access the forms in .pdf, Word, and WordPerfect formats. They are under the Local Forms heading.

Declarations Re: Electronic Filing Requirement Eliminated

Effective immediately, it is no longer necessary to file the "Declarations Re: Electronic Filing" in hard copy with the Court. The attorney must still obtain a signature on the form and should retain it with their records for a minimum of two years. Upon request, the original signed document must be provided to the Court or other parties for review.

Hearing Call-in Procedures--Madison and Eau Claire

Both offices have 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.

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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eFinCert: File the Certificate of Debtor Education electronically using the electronic financial management course certificate filing program (eFinCert) instead registering as a limited filer in the court’s CM/ECF case management system.

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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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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.

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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
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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.

Annual Bankruptcy Update Slides:

Powerpoint Presentation November 2013


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

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