Notice to Bankruptcy Practitioners Regarding Case Management/Electronic Case Filing

Release Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2005

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At the close of business on Thursday, May 26, 2005, the court will begin the process of converting its electronic database, BANCAP, to CM/ECF(Case Management/Electronic Case Filing), the new system designed to allow for the filing of papers by electronic means. The Clerk’s Office will implement several changes, both internally and externally, as a result of implementing the CM(Case Management) portion of the new system.

Effective Tuesday, May 31, 2005, the following changes will affect bankruptcy practitioners:

1. A motion may only request one type of relief. A party seeking more than one type of relief shall file a separate motion for each type of relief sought.
The Court has determined that a motion that seeks more than one type of relief will be denied without prejudice.

2. A blank notice of hearing, pursuant to L.B.R. 9014-1(b)(1), is no longer required. The judges’ courtroom deputy will prepare a notice of hearing, when applicable, using a new calendaring program in conjunction with CM/ECF.

3. A copy of a Order Establishing Deadlines and Procedures in a chapter 11 case will no longer be mailed to creditors. A notice of the order with important deadlines will be sent through the BNC(Bankruptcy Noticing Center). The attorney for the debtor will continue to receive a copy of the order and will be directed to obtain a copy of the requirements for a
combined disclosure statement and plan from the court’s website.

To ensure a successful conversion, the United States Bankruptcy Court and Clerk’s Offices in all three court locations will be closed and inaccessible on
Friday, May 27, 2005.