Motion to Convert

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.

Do not use this event for a Notice of Voluntary Conversion to Chapter 7.  Use the event of the same name found in the Miscellaneous Events category.

When scheduling a hearing, allow 30 days from the date of filing for BNC noticing.

STEP 1           Click on Bankruptcy

STEP 2           Click on Motions/Applications

STEP 3           Enter case number; click [NEXT]

STEP 4           Select one from drop down menu:

  • Convert Case to 11
  • Convert Case to 12
  • Convert Case to 13
  • Convert Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 (fee)
  • Convert Chapter 12 to Chapter 7 (fee)
  • Convert Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 (fee)

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 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; 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          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 9          Confirm case information.  If this is to convert to Chapter 7, the appropriate fee amount will display; 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 to Convert Case from [Chapter] to [Chapter]  Filed by Test Attorney on behalf of Test Client.  Hearing Scheduled for [date, time, location]. (test atty)

STEP 11       If this is to Convert to Chapter 7, the screen displays, Summary of Current Charges. (If you do not see this screen, it is probably blocked by your pop-up blocker program.  You must change the settings to allow payment of filing fees via the internet).  Select Pay Now or Continue Filing.  DO NOT close this window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner.

1.  If you select Pay Now, be sure to print for your records the payment confirmation screen which contains a receipt number for this transaction.

2.  If you select Continue Filing, please note that it is the court's policy that all fees be paid by the end of the day.  Attorneys with outstanding balances will receive an automated e:mail reminder and will be locked out of CM/ECF  if the fee remains outstanding for 3 days.

STEP 12         Notice of Electronic Filing displays.