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Limited Participant Terms and Conditions

A filing made with a Limited Participant's CM/ECF login and password constitutes the Limited Participant's signature under the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and the Local Bankruptcy Rules and shall have the same force and effect as if the Limited Participant had affixed the Limited Participant's signature to a paper document being filed with the Court.  

Limited Participants shall adhere to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, orders, policies, and procedures governing electronic filing with the Court.

A Limited Participant may only use CM/ECF to electronically file documents listed under the Limited Miscellaneous Events and Claims Actions menus, including, but not limited to, proof of claim, transfer of claim, withdrawal of claim, notice of appearance, reaffirmation agreement, reaffirmation agreement cover sheet, application for employment, and personal financial management certificate. The Court reserves the right to modify these options or add additional options as deemed necessary.

Limited Participants must pay any fees incurred for transactions made in CM/ECF in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1930 and the Bankruptcy Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.

Each Limited Participant is required to protect the security of the Limited Participant's CM/ECF password and to change the Limited Participant's password, and notify the Court immediately, if the Limited Participant suspects that the password has been compromised.

A Limited Participant must provide the Clerk’s office with all contact information for the Limited Participant (e.g., email address, mailing address, and telephone number(s)).

If a Limited Participant electronically files a document for which a hand-written (i.e., "wet") signature is required from any person other than the Limited Participant--including, without limitation, a document requiring verification under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1008 or a document containing an unsworn declaration as provided in 28 U.S.C. § 1746 --then the Limited Participant must maintain the original of the document containing the "wet" signature (in paper form) for three years after the closing of the case or proceeding in which the document was filed.  At the Court’s request, a Limited Participant must provide the original of a filing for review.

Limited Participants must comply with the redaction requirements of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037.  Participants, not the Court, are solely responsible for redacting documents.

If the Court directs the Clerk or some other person to send notice of documents and docket activity by electronic transmission instead of sending notice by mail, then notice may be sent to Limited Participants by electronic transmission.  Further, Limited Participants are deemed to consent to service of CM/ECF filings by electronic transmission with the following exceptions: service of a summons and complaint under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7004, service of a motion initiating a contested matter under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9014, and service of a subpoena under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9016.

At any time without advance notice, the Court may, sua sponte, suspend, revoke, or terminate a Limited Participant’s CM/ECF filing privileges and access for any reason, and require future documents to be filed in paper format or in any other format specified by the Court.

A Limited Participant providing a post-petition instructional course concerning personal financial management must file the certificate of the debtor’s completion of the course timely in accordance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007(c).  A Limited Participant's CM/ECF privileges may be revoked if the Limited Participant does not file a certificate of a debtor’s completion of the course in a timely manner, as failure to do so could result in the closing of the debtor’s case without a discharge.  Upon revocation of filing privileges by the Court, the Court will notify the Bankruptcy Administrator of the revocation.

It is the responsibility of Limited Participants to review all email notifications of changes to the terms and conditions for use of CM/ECF. Information regarding the changes will be posted at: https://www.alnb.uscourts.gov.