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Notice of Joinder

Official Procedure Last Change October 7, 2022

Notice of Joinder

How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Notices and Adversary > Miscellaneous

Things to be aware of when filing: A Notice of Joinder should not be filed for the purposed of joining an adversary proceeding as a party plaintiff or defendant.

  •   S.D. Ind. B-9013-1(e)

General Information

  • A Notice of Joinder may be used to support a motion, objection, or other pleading filed by another party.
  • If seeking relief independent of a previously filed motion or objection, the appropriate course is to file an original motion, objection, or order pleading rathen than 'joining' one already on file.
  • Unless the Court order otherwise, a Notice of Joinder shall not be treated as a separte request for relief or require a response or objection thereto by any other party.
  • A request to join an adversary proceeding as a party plaintiff or defendnt shall be filed as a Motion for Joinder under FRBP 7020.

Filing requirements 

  • The notice must be signed by the filing party.
  • A certificate of service must be included.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ECF.

2. Select Bankruptcy > Notices & Certifications OR Adversary > Miscellaneous.

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

4. Select Joinder, Notice of from the event list and click Next.

5. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney, click Next. If jointly filing, select additional attorneys, click Next.

6. Select the party. If the party is not listed, or cannot be selected, view instructions on adding a 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.

7. Browse to select the document to be filed (pdf file). Click Next.

8. Check the box next to the related entry. Click Next..

9. Review final docket text. If correct, click Next.

Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.