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Procedures Manual

The Procedures Manual ("Manual") is intended to provide guidance for filing documents electronically with the Court and may not represent the views of all the Judges. The Bankruptcy Clerk or any Judge may deviate from the procedures in specific cases if deemed appropriate in the exercise of discretion. The Court may amend the Manual at any time without prior notice. Although filing requirements and references to the Bankruptcy Code and/or Rules may be provided for some topics, this manual should not be relied upon exclusively by the user. The Bankruptcy Code and/or Rules should be consulted.

If you feel that a Bankruptcy Clerk's Office staff member has directed you to follow a procedure that differs from the Manual, you should confirm that you are following the preferred procedure with the Judge's Chambers. If you identify Manual language that is inaccurate, misleading or outdated, please e-mail

For questions about a specific case, computer or technical issues, or payment/credit card concerns, consult the online Help Desk.



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How to find what you need in the Procedures Manual or ECF

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