Motion to Remove Document Pursuant to FRBP 9037



How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs > Remove Document Pursuant to Fed.R.Bankr.P. 9037


Things to be aware of when filing: Use of the court's sample form is recommended.



FRBP 9037


These instructions are for attorneys only. See separate procedure for instructions for limited users.

General Information


Filing Requirements


Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into ECF


2. File an amended version of the document that contained the personal identifiers.


3. Select Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs


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


5. Select Remove Document Pursuant to Fed.R.Bankr.P.9037, Motion to. Click Next


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


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


8. 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.


9. 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.


10. If you indicated in step 6 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


11. A warning notice is displayed. Click Next


12. Browse to attach the Motion to Remove PDF file. Click Next


13. Select appropriate radio button and click Next


If you indicated that you are seeking to hide a claim, a list of all claims filed on the case is displayed. Click on the claim that you are seeking to hide, then click on the Next button at the bottom of the page (you may need to scroll down to see this button). Note: If you have already filed an amended claim, this is the claim that will appear in the 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 indicated that you are seeking to hide a case document, a list of documents filed on the case is displayed. Check the box next to the document which your Motion seeks to hide and click Next.


14. Fee amount is displayed. Click Next (If filing as part of a mass redaction request, the fee is skipped.)


15. 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.


16. Verify final docket text. If correct, click Next to submit and to review Notice of Electronic Filing.


Note: Do not upload a proposed order. The Court will prepare the appropriate order.



Curing Deficiencies

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