Application to Employ


How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs > Employ, Application to



11 USC 327, 1103, 1107

FRBP 2014, 6003

S. D. Ind. B-2014-1



General Information



Filing Requirements


Step-by-Step Procedures

1. Log into CM/ECF


2. Select Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications &  Briefs


3. Enter the case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next


4. Select Employ, Application to from the event list. Click Next


5. Select appropriate radio button to indicate whether or not the Motion you are filing is amended.


6. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney, click Next.


7. If you indicated that you are filing jointly with other attorney(s), select additional attorney(s) and click Next


NOTE: You cannot add attorneys. Only attorneys who have previously entered an appearance will be available for selection.


8. Select the party filer.  If the party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party. Click Next


Note: The "Attorney/Party Association” screen may appear. If your party selection was correct, check the box to create an association and click Next.


9. Browse to select the Motion (pdf file).  Click Next


Note: The Motion and Verified Statement may be a single pdf file, or the Verified Statement may be added as an attachment by choosing the Yes radio button underneath the Browse button.


10. Enter name of person to be employed and their position. Choose the correct radio button to indicate whether you are also filing the Verified Statement, then click Next


11. Chapter 11 cases only: Select the correct radio button regarding proposal to draw on retainer and click Next


12. If you indicated in step 5 that you are filing an amended motion, all pending motions on the docket are displayed. Select the motion that is being amended and click Next


13. Enter additional text, if desired, and/or select prefix text and click Next


Note: The prefix text option is not available if you indicated in Step 5 that the Motion you are filing is amended. The additional text option is not always available.


14. Verify the final docket text; If correct, click Next to submit your document(s).


Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.


15. Upload proposed order. The Order must include name of who is being employed and purpose (e.g. accountant, auctioneer etc.)



Curing Deficiencies

If the Application to Employ is deficient, an amended Application must be filed prior to the deficiency deadline using the instructions above, or the Application may be stricken.


If the Verified Statement alone is deficient (or was not filed), it may be filed separately using Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous > Verified Statement re: Application to Employ.