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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.  

A Limited Participant 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:  affidavit, application for compensation and expenses cover sheet, certificate of service, Chapter 11 ballots, Chapter 9 ballots, compensation applications, corrective entry, employment application, motion for approval of an agreement, letter, list of items to be redacted, motion to redact, notice of appearance and request for notice, notice of change of address, notice of mortgage forbearance, notice of mortgage payment change, notice of post-petition mortgage fees, expenses, and charges, payment of fee, proof of claim, reaffirmation agreement, reaffirmation cover sheet, rescission of reaffirmation agreement, transfer of claim, withdrawal of claim, withdrawal of document, and withdrawal as party. The Court may modify these options or add additional options as it deems necessary.

A Limited Participant 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 PACER and the Clerk's Office 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 or authenticated digital signature (see, e.g., Admin. Order 23-01) is required from any person other than the Full Participant—including, without limitation, any document containing an unsworn declaration as provided in 28 U.S.C. § 1746 (e.g., a petition, list, schedule, statement, or amendment thereto)—then the Full Participant must maintain the original (if the document contains a wet signature) or the digital signature authentication record(s) (if the document contains a digital signature) for three years after the closing of the case or proceeding in which the document was filed.  At the Court’s request, a Full Participant must provide these documents for review.

A Limited Participant must comply with the redaction requirements of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037 and is 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 the Limited Participant 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: