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. 



STEP 1           Click on Bankruptcy


STEP 2           Click on Motions/Applications


STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]


STEP 4           Select Extend/Limit Exclusivity Period from drop down menu; 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          Drop down menu displays to select either Extend or Limit; click [NEXT]


STEP 9          A Hearing Information screen displays.  Use the Click Here link to find the judge's hearing dates.  Enter a date, time and location; click [NEXT]


STEP 10        Confirm case name and number; 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.




Motion to [user selected either Extend or Limit] Exclusivity Period for Filing a Chapter 11 Plan and Disclosure Statement filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client.  Hearing scheduled for [date, time, location]. (test atty)


STEP 12        Notice of Electronic Filing displays.