Most Common Errors
There is no longer a general category of "attachments," as with paper filings. Make one complete PDF document of all the pleadings being filed, including any supporting material. The only time an attachment is used is for:
(a) a proposed order; or
(b) pleadings that are over 50 pages and must therefore be filed in several parts.
To see section II.D. of the Administrative Procedures Manual, which covers attachments, click here.
Debtor names capitalized on new petitions:
Use normal upper and lower case for the debtor names.
Docket codes are not specific:
Choose the specific event code when docketing. Do not use the "supplement document" or "miscellaneous relief" code when there is a more specific event code to choose i.e.: Chapter 13 plan and the certificate of service of the 13 plan; objection to confirmation.
Duplicate Attorney Records:
Do not add an attorney as a party. Select or add the party being represented by the attorney. Parties do not receive e-mail notifications.
Electronic signatures are missing or incorrect:
Pleadings are being submitted with a blank signature line, just a name with no "/s/" to indicate that it was signed, or with just the "/s/" and no indication of who is doing the signing.
To see Section G of the Adminstrative Procedures Manual, which covers signature requirements, click here.
Wrong pdf filed:
If you right-click on the pleading and open it first, before attaching it, you can verify that you are uploading the correct pdf.