Trustees and counsel for trustees must file a Certification and Agreement to Pay Filing Fee for every filed appeal, cross appeal, adversary proceeding and motion for which a filing fee is required whether or not sufficient funds currently exist in the estate.  The form must be filed as a separate document.  DO NOT upload this form as an attachment to the initiating pleading.


When and if sufficient funds become available in the estate, trustees and counsel for trustees are to forward the filing fee to the Office of the Clerk in the appropriate vicinage.  The check must be accompanied by a paper copy of the court's Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) relating to the document for which the filing fee is due.  DO NOT forward the NEF generated by the filing of the Certification and Agreement to Pay Filing Fee.


For instructions on filing a Certification and Agreement to Pay Filing Fee in a bankruptcy case, click here.



STEP 1          Choose Adversary from main menu

STEP 2          Choose Misc. Events category

STEP 3          Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 4          Select Certification and Agreement to Pay Filing Fee; click [NEXT]

STEP 5          If this is a joint filing, place a check in the box; click [NEXT].   If this is not a joint filing, click [NEXT] to skip this screen

STEP 6          Select the Party or click  Add/Create New Party

TIP - If you selected Add/Create New Party, a Search screen and a Party Information screen will follow. You MUST select a Role Type from the drop down menu on the Party Information screen.

TIP - If this is the first time you are appearing on behalf of this party, you will be asked to place a check in the box to create an association.  Failure to place a check in the box results in the e:filer NOT receiving Notices of Electronic Filing in this case.

STEP 7          Upload the .pdf document; click [NEXT]

TIP - Supporting documents such as a Certificate of Service or a Proposed Order should be uploaded as an attachment to the main pleading.

STEP 8          Confirm case information; click [NEXT]

STEP 9          Docket text appears; review for accuracy; modify if appropriate; click [NEXT]

TIP - Text of docket entry cannot be modified from this screen.  If an error is made, abort the transaction and begin again. 


Certification and Agreement to Pay Filing Fee Filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client. (test atty)

STEP 10        Notice of Electronic Filing displays.