2-14: Notices: DeBN (Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing)
LBR 9036-1 authorizes the court to deliver notices and orders to debtors via email iinstead of at a debtor's street address, if those notices and orders are delivered by the Bankruptcy Noticing Center on behalf of the court. This process is called DeBN, or Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing. To qualify for DeBN, a debtor files a form with the court to activate DeBN and provides an active email address. The debtor's email address will not appear on a docket.
RESTRICTIONS ON WHO MAY DELIVER NOTICES BY EMAIL TO DEBTORS
- Only the court may use a debtor's email address to deliver documents to the debtor.
- Other parties are not permitted to serve documents on a debtor at an email address.
FORMS TO FILE
- To take advantage of the benefits of DeBN, a debtor must file a Request to Activate DeBN.
- A debtor may need to update an email address; if so, the debtor must file a Request to Update DeBN.
- Finally, if a debtor wishes to end the benefits of DeBN, a debtor must file a Request to Deactivate DeBN.
See links below to information and forms.