Sealed Documents



How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous > Sealed Document


Things to be aware of when filing: Sealed documents should only be filed in CM/ECF after the court has entered an Order Granting Motion to Seal Document. See instructions on filing a motion to seal documents



General Information


Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into ECF


2. Select Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous


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


4. Select Sealed Document from the event list and click Next


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


6. 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.


7. 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.


8. Browse to attach the sealed document. Click Next


9. Select the Order Granting Motion to Seal Document to which your filing relates and click Next


10. A warning notice is displayed. Click Next


11. Final docket text is displayed. Click Next


12. Verify final docket text. If correct, click Next to submit and to review Notice of Electronic Filing. Note that electronic notice of this filing is not sent to case participants.