The Response event is used when filing a "response" or "reply" to a previously filed objection or opposition.  If you are filing initial opposition to a motion, application, etc., please use the Opposition or Objection events.  This event may also be used to file Amended or Supplemental Responses or to respond to a Motion or Application.

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 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).  If you are responding to opposition to Confirmation of Plan or Professional Fees, please be sure to make the appropriate selection in STEP 9 below to ensure the successful transmission of this information.

For instructions on filing a Response in an adversary case, click here.

STEP 1          Choose Bankruptcy from main menu

STEP 2          Choose Response/Objections category

STEP 3          Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 4          Select Response from drop down list; click [NEXT] 

STEP 5          If filing this document with joint counsel place a check in the box next to "Joint Filing with Other Attorney(s)" and click [NEXT]. If not filing with joint counsel click [NEXT] to skip this screen

STEP 6          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 7          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 Response.

STEP 8          Select the appropriate category to which the Response refers; select what the response is for, Confirmation of Plan, to Professional Fees, or Other; click [NEXT]

STEP 9         Place a check in the box next to the document to which you are responding; click [NEXT]

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

STEP 10       Docket text appears; select applicable prefix if necessary (e.g. Supplemental); review for accuracy; click [NEXT]

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


[Prefix selection] Response to [Related document name and number] filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client. (test atty)

STEP 11        Final docket text appears; click [NEXT] to submit

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

STEP 12        Notice of Electronic Filing displays.