This event is programmed in CM/ECF to automatically transmit statistical information to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts pursuant to statutory mandates of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).  Please be sure this is the most appropriate event for the pleading you are e:filing. 

This event may be utilized to file any Application For Compensation in any chapter, for any amount.

Related Guidance:

Local Rule 2016-1 sets forth the court's parameters for filing Applications For Compensation.

The following forms may be required when filing an Application For Compensation:

Fee Application Cover Sheet

Certification of Debtor's Counsel Supporting Supplemental Chapter 13 Fee

Order Granting Supplemental Chapter 13 Fees


STEP 1          Choose Bankruptcy from main menu

STEP 2          Choose Motions/Applications category

STEP 3          Enter case number; click [NEXT] or hit the Enter key

STEP 4          Select Compensation from the drop down list.  Notice that the event is entered in the Selected Events field.  If this is not the event you wanted,  click on it to remove it or select another event;  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 party on whose behalf you are filing or click [ADD/CREATE PARTY]; click [NEXT]

TIP -  If the party seeking compensation is an individual attorney and is filing for their own fees and expenses, choose the party the attorney represents.

TIP  - If the party seeking compensation is a law firm, rather than an individual attorney, add the firm as a party in the case and select the firm as the party.

STEP 7          Upload the .pdf document and any attachments, click [NEXT]

TIP - Please see the Local Forms referred to above.

TIP - Supporting documents such as Retention Orders, Certificates of Service, Proposed Orders and Exhibits are uploaded as ATTACHMENTS to the Application.

TIP - Lengthy Exhibits should be broken down into groups and uploaded separately.  For example Exhibit A (Jan through June), Exhibit B (July through Dec) etc.

STEP 8          Screen displays, Is the amount of fees requested, excluding expense, $1,000 or under?  If you select YES, no hearing is required.  If you select NO,  you must enter a hearing date in STEP 10 below.

STEP 9         An Applicant Information screen.  The Filer box under the Filer's name should be checked.  A 7 day objection deadline displays.

If you selected NO in STEP 8, enter the hearing date, time and location in the appropriate field.  When scheduling a hearing, you must allow 30 days from the date of filing for BNC noticing.

TIP - If the filer is seeking compensation for their own fees and expenses, complete the fields on the top half of the screen.  Select the role of the filer from the Type drop down list and enter dates and amounts associated with the filer.


TIP - If the filer is filing on behalf of another party, complete the fields on the bottom half of the screen.  Select the role of the party from the Type drop down list and enter dates and amounts associated with the party.


STEP 10        Docket text appears; select applicable prefix, if any: e.g. First; review for accuracy; click [NEXT]

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


[Prefix selection] Application for Compensation for Test Attorney, Debtor's Attorney, period: 12/1/2001 to 12/31/2001, fee: [amount] expenses: [amount]. Filed by Test Attorney. [Hearing Information may or may not appear]. (test atty)

STEP 11         Final docket text appears; click [NEXT] to submit

TIP - This is the last opportunity to change information or abort transaction.

STEP 12        Notice of Electronic Filing displays