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Registration procedures

Official Procedure Last Change August 24, 2020

Registration Procedures

If you only wish to file a Proof of Claim, Amended Claim or Withdrawal of Claim, you can do so online without the need to obtain a user name or password.

To file a proof of claim or amend an existing claim: Use the court's ePOC systemView instructions on filing a claim using ePOC

To file a withdrawal of claim: use the court's eWOC systemView instructions on withdrawing a claim using eWOC

A PACER user name and password are required to file all other types of documents electronically via CM/ECF. The CM/ECF system is accessible via the PACER system. View instructions for accessing CM/ECF via PACER

Training may be required before permission is granted to use the CM/ECF system for document filing. The procedure depends on the type of user:

  • Non attorney users:
    • Limited users (parties wishing to file primarily Proofs of Claims and other selected documents - training by the Court is not required)
  • Attorney users:
    • Attorneys who are admitted to practice in the Southern District of Indiana - training by the Court may be required
    • Federal government attorneys - no training is required
    • Pro Hac Vice attorney users - training may be required

Limited User Registration Procedure:

See separate page for full instructions on how to sign up as a limited user

Attorney User Registration Procedure:

Attorneys not already registered as CM/ECF filers in the Southern District of Indiana require training, with the exception of federal government attorneys and attorneys who are not planning to file new bankruptcy petitions or adversary proceedings. If an attorney has already received training in another district, it is not necessary to also receive training from the Southern District of Indiana.

To register for an ECF login, and receive on-line training, if needed: Visit the INSB CM/ECF Registration Page.

Pro Hac Vice User Registration Procedure:

Attorneys who are admitted in another jurisdiction may appear pro hac vice in the Southern District of Indiana for a specific case or adversary proceeding. To do this, the attorney must file a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice along with supporting Affidavit. Only one attorney may be included in each motion.

Pursuant to S. D. Ind. B-5005-1, the attorney is required to become an authorized user in electronic case filing (ECF) before the Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice may be filed.

To register for ECF: Visit the INSB CM/ECF Registration Page.

Once registered in ECF, the user must electronically file a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice and an affidavit confirming admission in another jurisdiction. Note that although the login and password may be used to access any case in the Southern District of Indiana, a separate Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice along with Affidavit must be filed for every case in which the user wishes to appear pro hac vice. See full instructions and sample forms

A pro hac vice filing fee is due for each Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The fee must be paid online via