Official Procedure Last Change September 23, 2022
How to file:
Location of event: Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous > Withdraw Document
Things to be aware of when filing: The uploaded pdf should not be titled as a motion (i.e. Motion to Withdraw Document).
These instructions are for attorneys only. See separate procedure for instructions for limited users.
- This event is used when you wish to withdraw a document that you previously filed with the Court. It cannot be used if you were not the original filer of the document.
- If you wish to have a document hidden from public view because it contains personal identifiers such as the full Social Security Number or other personal identifiers, see Motion to Redact a Previously Filed Document.
- Do not use this event to withdraw any of the following:
- An appearance. Use Motion to Withdraw as Attorney or Notice of Substitution and Withdrawal of Appearance.
- An order or a motion that has already been ruled on. Use Motion for Relief from Judgment/Order.
- A proof of claim*. Use Withdrawal of Claim or Motion to Withdraw Claim (*not applicable re: withdraw/partial withdraw of Omnibus Objection to Claim).
- Chapter 7 Trustee's Report of No Distribution - use Chapter 7 Trustee's Withdrawal of Report of No Distribution.
- A Debtor Electronic Noticing Request. These requests must be deactivated instead of withdrawn. View instructions
- A reaffirmation agreement. These should be rescinded.
- Trustee Services Rendered Pursuant to Sec. 330(e) - use Withdrawal of Trustee Services Rendered.
- The Withdrawal must be signed by the filing party.
- A Certificate of Service must accompany the Withdrawal if the document being withdrawn also required a Certificate of Service.
- The uploaded pdf should not be titled as a motion (i.e. Motion to Withdraw Document).
- A court order is not required to withdraw a document.
1. Log into CM/ECF.
2. Select Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous.
3. Enter case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next.
4. Select Withdraw 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. Select the document you wish to withdraw and click Next. Additional screens may appear based on the document being withdrawn.
10. Final docket text is displayed. 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.