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Sealed Documents

Official Procedure Last Change December 5, 2013

Sealed Documents

How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous > Sealed Document

Things to be aware of when filing: Sealed documents should only be filed in CM/ECF after the court has entered an Order Granting Motion to Seal Document. See instructions on filing a motion to seal documents


General Information

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ECF.

2. Select Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous.

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

4. Select Sealed Document from the event list and click Next.

5. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney. Click Next.

6. If you indicated that you are filing jointly with other attorney(s), select additional attorney(s) and click Next.

Note: You cannot add attorneys. Only attorneys who have previously entered an appearance will be available for selection.

7. Select the party filer. 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.

8. Browse to attach the document to be filed (pdf file). Click Next.

9. Select the Order Granting Motion to Seal Document to which your filing relates and click Next.

10. A warning notice is displayed. Click Next.

11. Final docket text is displayed. Click Next.

12. Verify final docket text. If correct, click Next to submit.

Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Note that electronic notice of this filing is not sent to case participants.