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Also note that access for Forms
is on this screen – you can print a copy of form B-10 Official Claim Form
To get registered, click on PACER/Electronic
Filing Instructions. You can
register as many people as you want.
(Just make sure you ‘terminate’ those that leave your employment or no
longer file claims for you.)
Click on Register for
Electronic Case Filing (ECF).
Click on Limited User
This is a 3-page form. The only shown here is the first page. Follow instructions at the bottom of this
page – email, then print and mail with a ‘wet’ signature for each person who
will be filing electronically. A login
and password will be sent to the email listed on this form. When you first log into ECF, go to
Utilities/Maintain User Account and change your password.
The 2nd page is a brief
summary of the Admin Procedures Manual.
The 3rd page is used to terminate an ECF filer. You don’t have to mail this page in, just click
the Email button at the bottom of that page.
You can find the complete
Administrative Procedures Manual for Limited Users by clicking on Creditor
Information, then under Forms, Local Rules, and Public
Be sure to utilize the Search
feature when navigating the Procedures Manual.
Try to limit it to one specific word for best results.
See Limited Users in
the Contents section on the left side.
Also, there’s a For limited users section in the box to
the right of the yellow sticky note. Getting
started is a great place to see what all is needed to file as a Limited
User. You can also access the Registration
form and the Admin Procedures Manual through Getting started.
Go to our website –
www.insb.uscourts.gov – to log into CM/ECF.
This is a different login/password than you would use to access
PACER. PACER is just for viewing documents;
CM/ECF is for filing documents. You
don’t have to have PACER to use CM/ECF.
Once you are in CM/ECF and you wish to view a document, it will ask you
for your PACER login/password. There
should be a checkbox that you can select to allow PACER to remember your PACER
login so you don’t have to enter it
every time you wish to view a document.
If you want to contact the
Court employee that handles a specific case, click on the appropriate
division. Then underneath the picture
of the building, click on Case Managers Email and Telephone Listing. The next page explains how to tell which
case manager is handling your specific case.
A sample caption is displayed
to show how the last 2 digits of the case number is used to locate the Court
employee assigned to a specific case.
you registered with our Court to file in CM/ECF? (This is not the same as PACER.)
you have a scanner or software to publish to a pdf?
you created a ‘special’ folder where you can save the documents you scan? Do you know how where it’s located?
you prepare your B-10 Official Claim Form?
(Check the ‘revised’ date in the upper left-hand corner to make sure
you have a current form.)
you redacted/removed all personal identifiers?
you have exhibits (invoices/proof supporting your claim) and you’re using a scanner,
did you print off your B-10 and any supporting documents and scanned them all
in as 1 file?
You will either be filing a
new claim or an amended claim.
Very Important - Fill
this out before you log into CM/ECF.
Create a folder to where you will scan your documents. Print out any invoice/bill/proof supporting
your claim. Place all of them behind
this completed B-10 form. Scan and save
to your newly created folder. Make sure
you know where you saved this folder/file.
DO NOT INCLUDE THE 341 MEETING NOTICE YOU RECEIVED FROM THE
COURT AS THIS WILL HAVE PERSONAL IDENTIFIERS ON IT. You definitely need a scanner or
software that publishes to pdfs. (If
you don’t have one, maybe you can use a scanner from another office in your
The steps for filing any event
are available in our Procedures Manual.
(The link for the Procedures Manual is in the blue bar.) Motions, Claims, Reafs, etc. are called events
in ECF. Today, we will be filing a new
Proof of Claim. First, select Bankruptcy.
When you click on Bankruptcy,
the only selections you will use on this page are Claims and Limited
Users. To file a claim, click on Claims. We understand you are a limited user, but
you will file your claims via this selection as opposed to Limited Users
(Limited Users is used for anything other than Claims).
Only selection here – File
We are going to show you how
to file a new claim (not amended – we will address that later), but I want to
point out the Filing an Amended Claim box which we will address when we
get to filing Amended Claims.
To get started, type in your Case
Number. (You only need the first
7-digits : 10-00001. The first 2 digits indicate the year. The first digit after the dash indicates the
division – 0 or 1 is Indy, 9 is NA, 8 is TH, and 7 is EV. The remaining digits indicate the sequence in
which the cases were filed in that year in that particular division.)
The Case Number is the
only box you fill in when filing a brand new claim (Amended Claims are
different and we will address that later).
DON’T ENTER THE CREDITOR’S NAME HERE. We will address that later on. Click Next.
If by chance the case is
closed, transferred, or jointly administered, you will receive a message. Read the message and proceed
Click the drop-down box. You will see all the creditors entered in
(See the red warning message and the blue informational
message. These appear on various
screens. Be sure to read before
If the correct creditor is
shown with the correct address, click on the appropriate ‘creditor’ line to
Confirm that the creditor
displayed in the pop-up window is the correct one. If so, click Yes. If not correct, click No and
re-select from the list or Add Creditor as our next screen will
(Make sure you enable pop-ups
from our site. Generally, an
information bar will appear at the top of the screen to ask if pop-ups are
allowed and you can answer “always
allow pop-ups from this site.”)
If the creditor is not listed
in the drop-down list, or if the creditor is listed but not with the correct
address, click on (select a creditor).
Then click Add Creditor.
Enter creditor information,
click Next. This is the only
information you will enter on this screen.
Leave Administrative Claimant defaulted to No. This is not applicable to you as a Limited
Filed By should always
default to Creditor – Don’t change this box! In the Amount Claimed box,
enter the total amount of the
claim (as shown in section 1 of the B-10 Official Claim Form).
If any part of the claim total is secured, enter the secured amount in the Secured
box (as shown in section 4 of the B-10 Official Claim Form). Any amount entered in this box should not be
more than the amount entered in Amount Claimed box.
If any part of the claim total
is priority, enter that amount in the Priority box (as shown in section
5 of the B-10 Official Claim Form). Any
amount entered in this box should not be more than the amount entered in Amount
Claimed box. The “Unsecured” amount
is no longer listed! If you want to put
something in the Description box, it’s optional -- not required.
This screen is referred to as
the ‘Browse’ screen. It’s where you
select the document you’ve previously scanned in. It’s also where most mistakes are made. See under the Browse button where Attachments
to Document defaults to No.
If you don’t have software that publishes to a pdf, then the default on
Attachments to Document will always stay defaulted to No. If you only scanned in 1 file, then
you will never have ‘attachments.’
The next 3 screen shots will
show how to attach IF YOU USE SOFTWARE THAT PUBLISHES TO PDFS.
In order to select your
scanned document, right click (mouse) one time on the file you wish to
preview in order to highlight it.
Click Open with Adobe
Reader or whatever software you have that will read the pdf.
Make sure B-10 Official Claim
Form shows up first, then any attachment.
Check case name and number to make sure you have the correct
claim. Also make sure no documents are
attached here that belong to other cases.
Click the X in the upper right-hand corner to close this window
and select Open.
The file name now appears in
the Browse window.
See the ‘Attention’ message
before proceeding. There is no going
back once you click the ‘next’ button here. If you have any questions at this point,
call for help. It’s easier to
fix before you file than afterwards.
Click Next if this is
the only file you scanned in for this claim.
View Screen Shots 34, 35, & 36 (next 3 shots) if you use a software
that allows you to publish to pdfs. If
you don’t publish to pdfs, proceed to Screen Shot 37.
The only time you will have
‘attachments’ is when you use software that publishes to pdfs. Your B-10 Official Claim Form will be your
first document, then all the others will be considered separate attachments
and will need to be attached one by one (See the next 2 Screen Shots).
After browsing for your B-10
Official Claim Form, you will then browse again for your attachment and
continue to do so until all attachments are added. Pick a Category that best describes
what you’re filing or simply type the document’s name into the Description
Click Add to List. The name of the file will display to the
left of the Add to List button. IMPORTANT: Allow the status bar to finish uploading
the document before clicking next.
(Usually the status bar fills in with a color and may take a few
seconds.) Click Next.
This is your verification
page. If you keep paper files, you will
want to print this off and keep it. It
is equivalent to receiving a file-marked copy from us.
1. Have you already prepared a B-10 Official
Claim Form and checked the ‘amended’ claim box?
2. Have you scanned it in (with any proof
supporting your claim) and saved it in your newly created folder?
Recall earlier when we skipped
the check box for Filing an amended claim? To amend a previously filed claim, you will
enter the 7-digit Case Number
and then check the Filing an amended claim box. Click Next.
Hit the drop-down arrow. If the correct creditor is shown with the
correct address, click on the appropriate ‘creditor’ line to select it. (Same
as Screen Shot #23 – Select a Creditor)
Confirm that the creditor displayed in the pop-up window is the correct
If the creditor is listed but
not with the correct address or name format, click Edit Creditor,
type in the new address or correct name format, and hit Submit. (See Screen Shot #26 on how to enter address
Click the Find button to show all
claims filed in the case. You cannot
type a number in here; you have to go ‘find’ the claim in question.
Click on the claim number of
the claim that is being amended. It
will automatically put that claim number in the Amends Claim # box.
All the information from the
original claim will be shown. To remove the information that is being amended,
click on the Amend Options radio button at the bottom of the screen (or
just click in the appropriate box itself)…and fill in the applicable blanks.
After this, the process is the
same as filing an original claim (Screen Shots 29-37). Browse window comes up. You find and attach your pdf (open it up to
make sure it’s correct). This is the
last step before you file your amended claim.
Click Next to file. Next
screen is the “Verification” screen where it shows that the claim was
1. Have you already filed your Amended Proof of
Claim, if it’s a claim you’re wishing to remove? (This is a must!)
2.Have you prepared your
Motion to Remove Document? (Form is
available on our website under Forms/Local/Motions and Related
Documents-Certificates of Service-Orders/Motions and Related Documents/Remove
3.Have you scanned in
your Motion to Remove and saved it in your newly created folder?
Fill out this form and scan
into your newly created folder. Form is
located on our website under Forms/Local/Motions-and Related
Documents-Certificates of Service-Orders/Motions and Related Documents/Remove
To file your Motion to Remove
Document, select Bankruptcy > Limited Users.
Enter 7-digit case
number. Click Next
Select Remove Document
Pursuant to Fed.R.Bankr.P. 9037, Motion to. Click Next. You can either scroll down to find this
motion or you can type in a clue word such as “remove” in the top blank box
and it will pull up all events with the word “remove” in them. Click on the appropriate event (it will
place it in the rectangular box to the right), then click Next.
Highlight the correct
party in the Select the Party box and click Next.
If you’re not listed here,
click Add/Create New Party.
Fill in Last/Business name box
and click Search. Select name
from list and click Submit name from list (Screen Shot not
If No person found
comes up (see yellow arrow), click Create new party.
After entering the address,
you will be required to specify your Role.
In your case, this would be Creditor. Highlight Creditor and click Submit.
Select the Party you
just entered. Click Next.
Review the blue informational
message displayed and click Next
Browse to select the
correct pdf file (just like you did in ‘Filing a New Claim’. Remember, right click with your mouse on the
file name and then “open with Adobe.” Look
at the pdf to make sure it’s correct before opening.) Click Next.
Select the appropriate radio
button and click Next
If you selected Yes (to
indicate that you are seeking to remove a claim possibly because it contains
personal identifiers), a list of all claims filed on the case is
displayed. Click on the claim that you
are seeking to remove, then click Next (you may need to scroll down to
see this button). Continue with Screen Shot #62.
Note: You should have already filed an Amended
Claim and it should be the claim that will appear in this list. Select that amended claim. When the Court removes the document, they
will ensure that the original claim, not the amended claim, is removed.
If you selected No,
(see Screen Shot #59, which box indicates that you are NOT seeking to remove a
claim but some other document) a docket list is displayed. Check the box next to the document which
your Motion is seeking to remove and click Next. (You may have to scroll down to see the Next
Carefully review this docket
text before proceeding. If it’s not
correct, you can back out and start over.
Nothing is filed at this point!
If it’s okay, click Next.
Notice the red ‘Attention’
line on this screen shot. This is the
‘point of no return.’ Once you click
‘next,’ the motion is filed. If you
have any questions at this point, call for help. If everything is okay with the docket text,
Again, this is your
verification page which you may want to print and save.
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