Electronic Case Filing
ECF e-Orders FAQs
What is e-Orders?
- A program that allows attorneys and trustees to directly upload proposed orders into the ECF system.
- e-Orders will replace the current process of submitting proposed orders by email.
When will e-Orders go in effect?
December 30, 2013
What are the benefits?
- Attorneys and trustees can check the status of proposed orders uploaded to ECF.
- Attorneys and trustees can replace a proposed order with a revised order.
- Attorneys and trustees are already accustomed to filing documents in ECF. ECF filers will use the "Order Upload" event, much like filing other documents in a case.
- Because proposed orders are uploaded directly to ECF, the filer will not be required to name the PDF document.
What changes will I need to make?
- New formatting requirements for proposed orders:
- 1st page - 3 inch top margin; subsequent pages 1 inch top margin.
- Do not include the text "So Ordered" or a signature line.
- Include an ending notation ##END OF ORDER## below the last paragraph of the order.
- New method for submission of proposed orders.
- Proposed orders will be uploaded to the ECF system consistent with other filings. Filers will no longer submit proposed orders through email.