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Declaration Re: Electronic Filing

An Electronic Filing Declaration or Electronic Filing Declaration of Authorized Signatory, signed by both the debtor(s) and debtor(s) attorney, is required to be submitted with the bankruptcy petition

Any subsequently filed amended petitions, schedules, statements, or plans must either be filed electronically with the imaged signature of the debtor(s) or accompanied by an Electronic Filing Declaration or Electronic Filing Declaration of Authorized Signatory containing the imaged signatures of the debtor or the debtor’s representatives.

All other documents requiring a signature by the debtor(s) or other parties must be holographically signed or  accompanied by a scanned copy of an Electronic Filing Declaration signed by the debtor(s) or other party,  or an Electronic Filing Declaration of Authorized Signatory if the debtor is a corporation or partnership. Failure to submit the Declaration shall constitute a failure to sign in the locations indicated by “/s/,” followed by the debtor’s or other party’s typed name.

For additional information regarding signatures, please refer to the Administrative Procedures for Filing, Signing, and Verifying Pleadings and Papers using the CM/ECF System

 Processing Instructions (rev 10/28/2014):

  1. Select Bankruptcy menu.
  2. Select Other.
  3. Enter the case number using correct format and ensure case name and number match the document you are filing.
  4. Select Document event: Declaration Re: Electronic Filing.                                      
  5. Select the party filer. If not listed, Add/Create New Party.
  6. Browse, verify and attach the document (PDF file).
    1. Attach additional supportive documents, if applicable.
  7. Modify text, if applicable.
  8. Verify final docket text before submitting onto the case docket.
  9. Print the Notice of Electronic filing. This is the verification that the document has been electronically filed.