If a Court issued Summons in an adversary proceeding is not served within the time allowed by the Federal Rules, an e-filer may submit a written request for the court to issue an Alias Summons.  The court will issue the Alias Summons to the plaintiff the following day to be served on all defendant(s).  Use these links to obtain copies of the Pre Trial Instructions and Joint Proposed Scheduling Order.  (See also, D.N.J. LBR 7005-1



STEP 1           Choose Adversary from main menu


STEP 2           Choose Misc Events category


STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]


STEP 4           Select Request for Alias Summons 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 the Plaintiff from the party list; click [NEXT]


STEP 7           Upload the written request as the main document; click the Yes radio button to upload attachments; click [NEXT]


STEP 8           Upload a completed Alias Summons as an attachment; click [NEXT]


TIP - Enter Alias Summons as the description of the document you are uploading.


STEP 9          Place a check in the box next to the appropriate complaint.  If there is only one complaint, CM/ECF will default with a check in the box; click [NEXT]


STEP 10        Confirm case name and number; click [NEXT]


STEP 11        Docket text appears; review for accuracy, modify if appropriate; click [NEXT]


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




Request for Alias Summons filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client (Attachments:   #(1) Alias Summons). (test atty)


STEP 12        Notice of Electronic Filing displays.