Motion to Restrict Public Access


Menu item to use:

Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs > Restrict Public Access Pursuant to Sec. 107, Motion to


11 USC 107


General Information


Filing Requirements


Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into ECF


2. Select Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs


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


4. Select Restrict Public Access Pursuant to Sec. 107, Motion to from the event list and 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 attach the Motion. Click Next


10. Select appropriate radio button and click Next


If you selected Yes (to indicate 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 selected No (to indicate that you are seeking to hide any other type of document), a category list is displayed. Click Next, then check the box next to the document which your Motion seeks to hide and click Next


11. Fee amount is displayed. Click Next


12. 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


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.


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