For Attorneys, Trustees and U. S. Trustee Only
An ECF User who is an attorney, trustee or U. S. Trustee may authorize and designate one or more individuals as a Filing Agent to e-file on his/her behalf. Filings completed by the Filing Agent will appear on the docket as if the ECF User completed the filing. However, filing activity for each Filing Agent may be viewed by the ECF User under Utilities > View Your Transaction Log.
A Filing Agent’s filing permissions will mirror that of the Registered User with one exception—restricted documents. Documents restricted from public access, such as Official Form 121 (Statement About Your Social Security Numbers), cannot be filed by a Filing Agent at this time.
Instructions For Filing Agents
The Filing Agent must first register as a Limited ECF User (Non-Attorney) using his/her individual PACER account. Once the Filing Agent’s registration is complete, the ECF User (attorney, trustee or U. S. Trustee) must add the Filing agent to his/her ECF account.
- Individual PACER Account – If you do not have an individual PACER account, click here for instructions.
- Limited ECF User (Non-Attorney) Registration – If you have not already registered as a Limited ECF User (Non-Attorney) click here for instructions.
Instructions For ECF User (Attorney, Trustee or U. S. Trustee)
The ECF User is responsible for adding the Filing Agent to his/her ECF account after registration is complete and for removing the Filing Agent from his/her ECF account in the event the Filing Agent is no longer authorized to act in such capacity. See the instructions below for more information. The ECF User is also responsible for maintaining and updating his/her ECF e-mail notification list in the event the Filing Agent’s e-mail address should be added or removed.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 and Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011 will apply to documents filed by the Filing Agent.
How to Add a Filing Agent to Your ECF Account