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 filing. 


Forms are available on our website.  See Forms; Local Recommended Form - Application for Expedited Consideration of First Day Matters; and Order Regarding Expedited Consideration of First Day Matters


File all underlying matters first, then file this application and link to all underlying matters.  After completing all e:filings, notify the judge via phone or e:mail that the application is pending.


Click here for more information on the court's Chapter 11 Initiative.


NOTE: This should be used for Chapter 11 cases only.



STEP 1          Click on Bankruptcy


STEP 2          Click on Motions/Applications


STEP 3          Enter case number; click [NEXT]


STEP 4          Select Expedited Consideration of First Day Matters from drop down list; click [NEXT]


STEP 5          If this is a joint filing, place a check in the box and 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          If appropriate, check the box Refer to existing event(s); click [NEXT]


STEP 9          If referring to existing event, place a check mark in the box next to the existing event to which this entry relates; click [NEXT]


STEP 10        Confirm case information; click [NEXT]


STEP 11        Docket text displays.  Review for accuracy.  If modification is necessary, abort the transaction and begin again.  Modifications cannot be made on this screen.




Application for Expedited Consideration of First Day Matters (related document # and title.  Filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client. (test atty)


STEP 12       Notice of Electronic Filing displays.