e-Order Upload Process

02/03/2014

Effective December 30, 2013 attorneys and other ECF filers are required to upload proposed orders directly to the ECF system rather than submitting proposed orders through email.

 

Proposed Order Requirements


 

Technical:

  • Saved in PDF format
  • No secured applied to the PDF file
  • Highly recommended to create proposed orders using a word processing application such as Word or WordPerfect.

 

Formatting:

 

1.

8 ½ x 11 standard paper size.
 

2.

Margins

First Page

Top 3"

Bottom 1"

Subsequent Pages

Top 1"

Bottom 1"

 

3.

End of Order:

  • Include an ending notation signifying the entire body of the proposed order is included.  Below the last paragraph:
    • Insert one blank line
    • Insert ##END OF ORDER## and center it.   
  • Do not include the text “So Ordered”

  • Do not include judge’s signature line (See example on next page).
     

4.

Proposed order and all exhibits must be uploaded as one PDF document.
 

5.

PDF document file size must not exceed 5MB.

 

 


Upload Process:


 

Order Types:

 

  • Single Orders:

    • Proposed orders related to a document / pleading filed in a case.

  • Sua Sponte Orders:

    • Proposed orders not related to a document / pleading in a case.

 

Note:

*Use Single Order process when the proposed order concludes a matter filed in a case.

Use Sua Sponte Order process when a proposed order relates to a matter filed in a case, but does not conclude the matter.

 


Single Order Upload


  • Available under Bankruptcy and Adversary menus
  • Requires the proposed order be related to a matter/pleading filed in a case.
  • Use when the proposed order is the final order concluding a related matter/pleading filed in a case.

 

1.

Bankruptcy Case select:

 

Bankruptcy > Order Upload

 

Adversary proceeding select:

 

Adversary >  Order Upload


 

2.

Select Single Order Upload

 

3.

Input case number; click Next


 

4a.

Input related document number; click Next

 

If unknown leave blank.


 

4b.

A related document number is required. The search screen displays when Step 4a is blank.

 

*Select a document category; click Next

 

*If the category is unknown select all categories.


 

4c.

*Click the box next to the related document; click Next

 

*Select one entry.


 

5.

Select Order type

 

Input a hearing date and time when the Order type is Hearing Scheduled or Hearing Held

 

Click Next

Example with hearing information

 

 

Example without hearing information

 

 

 

Order types

 

Agreed Order – Proposed order signed by all parties and a hearing was not scheduled or held.

Hearing Held – Proposed order resulting from a previous hearing.

Hearing Scheduled – Proposed order requiring a hearing.

Other – Any other type of proposed order.

 

 

6.

Click Browse to attach proposed order; click Next

 

*Do not upload attachments

 

 

7.

The order upload confirmation screen displays the Order Id # assigned to the proposed order.

To view the proposed order click the order ID number.

To submit another order click Upload another order?


 

 


Sua Sponte Order Upload


 

1.

Bankruptcy Case select:

 

Bankruptcy > Order Upload

 

Adversary Proceeding select

 

Adversary > Order Upload


 

2.

Select Sua Sponte Order Upload


 

3a.

Select Order type


 

 

Order types

 

Agreed Order – Proposed order signed by all parties and a hearing was not scheduled or held.

Hearing Held – Proposed order resulting from a previous hearing.

Hearing Scheduled – Proposed order requiring a hearing.

Other – Any other type of proposed order.

 

3b.

Select Order Description


 

3c.

Input hearing date (if applicable)

Input case number; click Next


 

4.

Click Next


 

5.

Click Browse to attach proposed order; click Next

 

*Do not upload attachments

 


 

6.

The order upload confirmation screen displays with Order Id # assigned to the proposed order.

To view the proposed order click the order ID number.

To upload another order click Upload another order?