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1 CM/ECF 4.2 A TTORNEY U PDATE Presented by: Lisa Huppertz, CM/ECF Coordinator Neal Stork, Case Administration Supervisor Judy Smith, Case Administrator/Work Leader Renee, Surette,, Case Administrator/Work Leader

2 County Codes Adversary Case Opening Revised Claim Form Notice of Electronic Claims Form Rule Password Security Reports – Cases Reports Query – Name Query Query – Document Views Filing Agents for Attorneys Enhancements Sealed & Restricted Functionality Internet Credit Card Payments PDF/a Requirements

3 A ND IT ’ S G REAT ! 4.2 is Here...

4 C OUNTY C ODES

5  4.2 installation loads all US county codes into CM/ECF.  All counties for resident’s state will appear for selection.  OUTSIDE U.S. is required when country is not USA

6 C OUNTY C ODES  OUTSIDE HOME STATE code will NOT appear in the list of codes.  You must select the county of current residence associated with the mailing address on the Voluntary Petition.

7 D IVISIONAL A SSIGNMENT  After selecting the correct county for your out-of- state debtor(s), the e-filing attorney must select the desired division of the case.

8 A DVERSARY C ASE O PENING

9  Attorneys for plaintiff will no longer have to add themselves when opening an adversary.

10 A DVERSARY C ASE O PENING Plaintiff’s attorney will not be able to add an attorney for defendant.

11 A DVERSARY C ASE O PENING  Option for Notices of Removal ◦ If Attorney selects Complaint “N”,  New “Counsel for” field appears to select plaintiff or defendant representation. ◦ If defendant’s attorney is filing, then plaintiff’s and defendant’s screen will both show Attorney button.

12 R EVISED C LAIM F ORM

13 Proof of Claim screen will match the B10 claim form revised April 2010

14 R EVISED P ROOF OF C LAIM Only three amounts collected. No edit checks between these fields.

15 R EVISED P ROOF OF C LAIM  Existing Claims will be converted  “Unknown” and “Unsecured” will appear if those records already exist

16 N OTICE OF E LECTRONIC C LAIMS F ILINGS

17 N OTICE OF E LECTRONIC C LAIMS F ILING

18 R ULE M ORTGAGE M ODIFICATION

19 o Rule applies to claims secured by security interest in debtor's principal residence only. o It is effective December 1, o To comply with the new Rule, the following claim supplements must be filed: o Notice of Mortgage Payment Changes o Notice of Postpetition Fees, Expenses, and Charges o Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment o These entries will appear on the Claims Register, not on the Docket sheet.

20 R ULE M ORTGAGE M ODIFICATION o Notice of Mortgage Payment Changes o Allows the claim holder to inform appropriate parties when a change in payment occurs o Notice of Postpetition Fees, Expenses, and Charges o Includes the claim holder’s record of fees incurred by the case that the holder asserts are recoverable against the debtor o Response to Notice of Final Cure Payment o Allows the trustee or debtor to inform parties that the debtor has completed all payments under the plan

21 R ULE M ORTGAGE M ODIFICATION o No document number is associated with any of these events so the word “doc” appears as the hyperlink on the Claims Register.

22 P ASSWORD S ECURITY

23 New password security requirements Minimum of 8 characters Mix of Upper & lower case alpha characters At least one number or special character Will get this message until password is updated Users can cancel this message and proceed

24 P ASSWORD S ECURITY If users change to stronger passwords before 4.2 implementation that password can still be re-used -- Just re-enter the same data. All passwords will be rejected at first 4.2 login, even if they meet the new requirements. Account will be locked out for 5 minutes after 5 invalid login attempts. Lockout times will be increased for each 5 subsequent attempts.

25 R EPORTS & Q UERIES

26 R EPORTS  External users now are limited to a date range of 31 days  All users can filter report by attorney name or Bar ID  Users can now sort by chapter  New option to narrow results to pro se debtors  “Enter” Key functions as “Submit” in Reports, Query, and Utilities

27 C ASES R EPORT

28 Q UERY  Search by one character (A) Example: Sammy A ◦ After CM/ECF displays this dialog box ◦ Search will return only records with last name of “A” (not Anderson, Adkins….) ◦ Otherwise at least 2 characters are required.

29 Q UERY  Query by Name looks different!  PACER charges based on the number of lines. 54 lines equal one page.

30 Q UERY New query option “View Document”

31 Q UERY – V IEW D OCUMENT Immediate access to document Document number required PACER customers Can skip generating docket report Charged normal fees per page

32 F ILING A GENTS FOR A TTORNEYS

33 Can docket on behalf of attorney(s) NEF and docket text will only show the name of the attorney Will NOT receive on their own UNLESS… address is designated by attorney record under “ Secondary address” Must be given same permissions as their attorney Can be assigned to more than one attorney Attorney can have more than one filing agent

34 F ILING A GENT Attorney name will always appear on docket reports rather than the name of the filing agent.

35 F ILING A GENTS  When Filing Agents are agents for two or more attorneys, they must select filer prior to filing documents. The agent will then be allowed to change users as needed without having to logout.

36 F ILING A GENTS S YSTEM T RANSACTION R EPORTS  Filing agent's name will appear on the Systems Transaction Report  Systems Transaction Log has new options to select activity by filing agents. This report is NOT available to e-filers but is a useful tool to the Systems Dept. to troubleshoot errors or questions.

37 F ILING A GENTS FOR A TTORNEYS How does the Court plan to implement Filing Agents? All new e-filing Attorneys who require more than one login after 4.2 is implemented will be required to utilize Filing Agents immediately. Existing Attorneys that have multiple logins will be transitioned to Filing Agents over a period of time that is still to be determined. Attorneys will be notified of the transition deadline so that they can set up their filing agents at which time they will be reduced to the primary Attorney’s login record and must begin utilizing the Filing Agent logins as the supplemental logins. There is an Electronic Learning Module available at under the CM/ECF 4.2 Training Materials web page to train you on using Filing Agents.

38 E-M AIL N OTIFICATION O PTIONS

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40 N OTICE OF E LECTRONIC F ILING (NEF) M ESSAGE

41 NEF O VERRIDE Court may designate events to override option not to receive bankruptcy case NEFs Possible examples of override events include: Order on Motion to Approve Compromise under Rule 9019 Motion to Dismiss Case Address Change Motion to Convert Appeals SSN Updates

42 C ERTIFICATES OF N OTICE

43  Certificate of Notice from BNC will now include all parties notified by NEFs as well as form recipients

44 C ERTIFICATES OF N OTICE information will be appended at the end of the certificate from BNC.  The BNC will soon be offering the option to make the Certificate of Notice be the 1 st Page instead of the last page of the document served. This is court-configurable and will be tested to determine if it is a desirable feature.

45 S EALED & R ESTRICTED F UNCTIONALITY

46 What can be restricted in CM/ECF? Case Docket entry Document Attachment to PDF Previously filed document

47 S EALED & R ESTRICTED F UNCTIONALITY  Electronic Cases can be “Sealed”  Docket entries and information will not be on reports  Forms will not be produced for sealed cases and sealed entries  Notices of Electronic Filing will have generic text on restricted events and documents.

48 S EALED & R ESTRICTED F UNCTIONALITY Restricted Docket entries will be clearly labeled to avoid confusion. Documents previously restricted to Court Users only will now be available electronically to the filing party. Additionally, the B21 SSN Form will be available to the Trustee.

49 I NTERNET C REDIT C ARD P AYMENTS

50 No More Separate Pop-up Windows! New Fee Payment Selection Screen

51 D IRECT D EBIT THROUGH ACH Direct Debit through ACH transfers will NOT be enabled at the time our Court upgrades to 4.2. Other Courts have experienced technical issues with ACH payments and reconciliations so we are going to delay turning this feature on.

52 PDF/ A

53 PDF/ A R EQUIREMENTS  PDF/a is a new security standard for documents  CM/ECF 4.2 will require all documents filed to be in PDF/a format  Except creditor lists which must still be in.txt format  PDF/a format 1a is preferred but 1b is acceptable  PDF/a documents generally have a larger file size. If this becomes a problem, the court may consider increasing the maximum allowable file size of documents  See the new 4.2 web page for extensive PDF/a information and guidelines.

54 HELP!

55 W HERE D O I G ET H ELP ? o The CM/ECF Help Desk o o o – Under “CM/ECF Filing System”, check out the new “CM/ECF 4.2 Training Materials” web pages o “What’s New” web alerts o And don’t forget the Participants’ Guides on the Court’s web site (www.scb.uscourts.gov). They will continually be updated as events and procedures evolve.

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