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. 


For instructions on filing a Motion to Reopen in a bankruptcy case, click here.



STEP 1           Click on Adversary


STEP 2           Click on Motions/Applications


STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]


STEP 4           Select Reopen Case


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 8a        Enter Reason for Reopening in variable box;


STEP 8b        A Hearing Information screen display.    Use the Click Here link to find the judge's hearing dates.  Enter a date, time and location; click [NEXT]


STEP 9          Confirm case information; click [NEXT]


STEP 10        Docket text displays.  Review for accuracy.  If modification is necessary, abort the transaction and begin again.  Modifications cannot be made on this screen.




Motion for Reopen Case re: {Free Text} filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client.  Hearing Date Scheduled for [date, time, location]. (test atty)


STEP 11        Notice of Electronic Filing displays.