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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana implemented an Electronic Case Filing/Case Management System on 10/17/2004.  The Court’s system, CM/ECF, permits limited users and attorneys to file documents with the Court via the Internet using the ECF (Electronic Case Filing) portion of the system.  This Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual governs electronic filing in all cases and proceedings in the Southern District of Indiana Bankruptcy Courts.  Attorneys, limited users, parties, and pro se litigants may view bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, as well as documents filed electronically, by utilizing PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) via the internet.  On June 3, 2013, the Court made available an alternative method for filing, amending, and withdrawing proofs of claim electronically.  That process is not the same as filing through CM/ECF. However, some of the requirements and restrictions on CM/ECF users apply to those using the electronic claims filing option.  [See the section on Filing Claims Electronically.]

This Manual is not intended to provide comprehensive guidance on the mechanics of electronic filing.  Interested parties should consult the Local Rules and the Court’s Procedures Manual, both available on the Internet at

History of Changes

05/30/2013 - Added information re:  alternative method for filing, amending, and withdrawing claims effective 6/3/13.

03/27/2018 - Updated language for NextGen (04/16/2018).