Effective July 19, 2010, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California will start using the Reduced Paper Module (RPM) feature in the Case Management/ Electronic Files (CM/ECF) system. This feature will make the noticing process more efficient by eliminating the redundant paper notices and orders sent through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) to registered CM/ECF users who also receive electronic notices. In addition, it will result in substantial cost savings for the judiciary.
Currently, when a notice or order is entered on a case docket, registered CM/ECF users receive a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) with an email link giving them one free look at the document. For all notices and most orders, registered CM/ECF users also receive a paper copy several days later from the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) via U.S. Mail. The paper copy will be eliminated with the implementation of RPM with the exception of the “Notice of the First Meeting of Creditors” (section 341 Meeting Notice). This notice will continue to be mailed from the BNC for the purpose of providing the confidential full social security number of the debtor(s).
In light of the elimination of the redundant paper notices, registered CM/ECF users are reminded of their responsibility to maintain current contact information with the Court to prevent undeliverable emails and to ensure delivery of NEFs.
Questions about the Reduced Paper Module should be directed to the ECF Help Desk at (213) 894-2365.