Objections are often captioned interchangeably as either Opposition or Objection. Accordingly, CM/ECF contains both an Opposition event and an Objection event. Either event may be utilized depending upon the manner in which the pleading is captioned.

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).  If you are objecting to Confirmation of Plan or Objecting to Professional Fees, please be sure to make the appropriate selection in STEP 8 below to ensure the successful transmission of this information. 

NOTE:  Do not use this event to e:file objections to proposed orders submitted under the seven day rule.  These should be e:mailed to the appropriate judges' e:mail box. (D.N.J. LBR 9013-4)

For instructions on filing an Objection in a bankruptcy case, click here.

STEP 1          Choose Adversary from main menu

STEP 2          Choose Answer/Response category

STEP 3          Choose Motion/Application category

STEP 4          Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 5          Select Objection from drop down list; click [NEXT]

STEP 6          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 7          Select party or click [ADD/CREATE PARTY]; click [NEXT]

TIP - If this is the first time you are appearing on behalf of this party, you will be asked to create an association between the attorney and client on the next screen as shown below:

Please be aware that unchecking the association check box will prevent you from receiving Notices of Electronic Filing in this case.

STEP 8         Upload the .pdf document and any attachments, click [NEXT]

TIP - Supporting documents such as Certificates of Service and proposed orders are added to the event as ATTACHMENTS to the Objection.

STEP 9          Screen displays, Select What Objection is For.  Select the appropriate radio button: Confirmation of Plan; Professional Fees; Other.

TIP - If "Other" is selected, Variable box displays: "Reason for Objection" 

STEP 10        Screen displays Refer to existing event(s)?  Place a check in the box; click [NEXT]

STEP 11        Screen displays Select the category to which your event relates.  Highlight the appropriate category; click [NEXT]        

STEP 12        Place a check in the box next to the appropriate event; click [NEXT]

STEP 13        Docket text appears; review for accuracy, select a prefix if necessary, modify if appropriate; click [NEXT]

TIP - With the exception of selecting a prefix, the text of this docket entry cannot be modified from this screen; if further modification is necessary use [BACK] button on your browser.


[Prefix box selection] Objection to [Radio button selection]  Filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client. (related document(s)[4]). (test atty)

STEP 14      Final docket text appears; click [NEXT] to submit

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

STEP 15       Notice of Electronic Filing displays.