Beginning May 1, 2014, debtors can request to receive orders and court-generated notices by email rather than by U.S. mail. This new free program is called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN). Service requirements for other parties in a bankruptcy case do not change with DeBN.
DeBN offers debtors a number of advantages
- Debtors receive orders and court-generated notices (e.g., deficiency notices, 341(a) meeting of creditors notice, order of discharge, etc.) by email the same day the court generates them, and the same day as the debtor’s attorney.
- Debtors can access orders and court-generated notices delivered through DeBN from a computer or mobile device that has an Internet connection and a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- There is no charge to view or save emailed orders and court-generated notices.
- There is no limit to the number of times emailed orders and court-generated notices can be viewed or saved.
To activate a DeBN account, a debtor must file a Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN) form. If both debtors in a joint case wish to receive emailed orders and court-generated notices, each debtor must file a separate form. Once a DeBN request has been filed, the debtor will receive an email with instructions for activating their DeBN account. Debtors can file DeBN activation forms at any divisional office of the court (photo identification is required when filing in person), or their attorney can file it electronically for them. DeBN activation forms cannot be filed by mail at this time.
KATHLEEN J. CAMPBELL
CLERK OF COURT
May 2, 2014