CM/ECF FAQs

  • How are sealed records handled?

    A motion and order to file documents under seal may be filed electronically. The documents ordered to be filed under seal must be filed conventionally and delivered to the clerk, with a paper copy of the order attached to the documents under seal.

  • Is there a limit to the size of documents filed?

    Yes. CM/ECF has a file limitation enforced through the ECF software. A PDF document should be no longer than approximately 50 pages in length or no more than 3MB file size. Users who scan documents should be aware that scanned documents can cause the file size to increase and it may exceed the 3MB file size but not be 50 pages in length. Please review our training manual for scanning documents and reducing your file size for filing. LINK Doument Basics Manual LINK

  • How will docket entries be identified (as to the creator of the entry)?

    The Filing User who created the docket entry is identified by the name inside of the brackets ( ) and the end of the docket entry. Court employees are identified by initials (aaa) and external users are identified by complete names (John Doe).

  • How many users can view an image at once?

    All users can view cases information in the same case simultaneously.

  • How many users can submit documents at once?

    An unlimited number of Filing Users can docket simultaneously in the same case.

  • Can corrections be made if a document is improperly docketed?

    ECF users who incorrectly file a document with the Court, will need to correct the entry by filing an event such as a, "Withdrawal of Document." The withdrawal entry would indicate which document was being withdrawn by referencing the previously-filed document. If an ECF user needs to make a simple correction on a previously-filed document, an amended document should be filed. For quality assurance purposes, the clerk's office may also correct entries for clarification of the docket sheet and case data.

  • How will CM/ECF handle the filing of bulk routine motions or other actions in multiple cases?

    CM/ECF has a batch filing feature. After selecting an event code, the user will be able to enter multiple case numbers and file the entry in each case. However, all cases must share the same data inputted during the transaction.

  • Will there be any paper follow-up?

    For all ECF Filing Users, paper followup will be necessary for any party who does not receive e-notification.

  • What about exhibits?

    Exhibits should be scanned unless the exhibit is a non-scannable item.

  • Will local rules be in place to establish procedures for electronic filing?

    The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure currently authorize individual Courts to permit the electronic filing of documents by local rule. See Fed.R.Bankr.P. 5005(a)(2), 7005, and 8008(a). The service of documents electronically is also permitted with parties' consent. See Fed.R.Bankr.P. 9006(f) and 9022. On July 29, 2002 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah issued Administrative Order #1 regarding Electronic Procedures.

    View Administrative Order #1 View Electronic Case Filing Protocols and Registration Forms.

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