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Home Screen
Also note that access for Forms is on this screen – you can print a copy of form B-10 Official Claim Form (POC).
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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.) 
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Click on Register for Electronic Case Filing (ECF).
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Click on Limited User Registration Form.
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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.
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You can find the complete Administrative Procedures Manual for Limited Users by clicking on Creditor Information, then under Forms, Local Rules, and Public
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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1.Are you registered with our Court to file in CM/ECF?  (This is not the same as PACER.)
2.Do you have a scanner or software to publish to a pdf?
3.Have you created a ‘special’ folder where you can save the documents you scan?  Do you know how where it’s located?
4.Did 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.)
5.Have you redacted/removed all personal identifiers?
6.If 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?
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You will either be filing a new claim or an amended claim.
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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 building.)
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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.
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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).  
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Only selection here – File Claims.
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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.
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If by chance the case is closed, transferred, or jointly administered, you will receive a message.  Read the message and proceed accordingly. 
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Click the drop-down box.  You will see all the creditors entered in this case.
(See the red warning message and the blue informational message.  These appear on various screens.  Be sure to read before proceeding.)
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If the correct creditor is shown with the correct address, click on the appropriate ‘creditor’ line to select it.
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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 indicate.
(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.”)
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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.
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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 User.
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Then click Submit.
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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.
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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.
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In order to select your scanned document, right click (mouse) one time on the file you wish to preview in order to highlight it.
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Click Open with Adobe Reader or whatever software you have that will read the pdf.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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 box.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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 one. 
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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 information.)
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 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.
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Click on the claim number of the claim that is being amended.  It will automatically put that claim number in the Amends Claim # box. 
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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 filed.
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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 Document.)
3.Have you scanned in your Motion to Remove and saved it in your newly created folder?
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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 Document.
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To file your Motion to Remove Document, select Bankruptcy > Limited Users.
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Enter 7-digit case number.  Click Next
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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.
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Highlight the correct party in the Select the Party box and click Next. 
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If you’re not listed here, click Add/Create New Party.
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Fill in Last/Business name box and click Search.  Select name from list and click Submit name from list (Screen Shot not provided).
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If No person found comes up (see yellow arrow), click Create new party.
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After entering the address, you will be required to specify your Role.
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In your case, this would be Creditor.   Highlight Creditor and click Submit.
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Select the Party you just entered.  Click Next.
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Review the blue informational message displayed and click Next
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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.
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Select the appropriate radio button and click Next
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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.
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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 button.)
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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.
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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, click Next.
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Again, this is your verification page which you may want to print and save.
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We cannot answer any question that solicits legal advice.
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