Attorney/ Party Association Screen


General Information:


The attorney/ party association screen appears when ECF does not recognize the attorney, who is filing the document, as representing a specific debtor or creditor in an existing proceeding (bankruptcy or adversary).


This screen often appears with the first filing in a case, (such as an appearance by creditor’s attorney), with a joint or agreed filing (where an attorney selects multiple attorneys and parties), or if representation has changed in the middle of a pending case.


Failure to create an association will result in an attorney not receiving electronic notification. However, associations do not have to be made in order to continue filing. If this screen appears please review all possible associations suggested by ECF to determine if an association should be created. If the associations are not correct do not check the box. Any questions regarding this screen should be directed to the court’s help desk.