Application To Employ

This module shows the steps for submitting an Application to Employ counsel for the debtor or another professional.<
 

        STEP 1          Click the Bankruptcy hyperlink on the CM/ECF Main Menu. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1
 

        STEP 2          The Bankruptcy Events menu displays. (See Figure 2.)


Figure 2

  • Click the Motions/Applications hyperlink.

 

        STEP 3          The Case Number screen displays. (See Figure 3.)


Figure 3

  • Enter the case number in YY-NNNNN format.
     
  • In this example, we would enter "06-20501".
     
  • Click the [Next] button to continue.

 

       STEP 4          The Event Selection screen displays. (See Figure 4.)


Figure 4

  • Type "em" into the event search box.
  • In this case, the only entry in the Available Events box is Employ, so click on that entry to get it displayed in the Selected Events box.
  • Click the [Next] button to continue.

 

        STEP 5          The attorney Joint Filing screen will then display. (See Figure 5.)    
 
Figure 5

  • This screen is used only if another attorney is joining in a filing. If you are the only attorney filing this application, skip this screen.
  • If this is a joint filing and the box is checked, a listing of attorneys presently on the case will be presented for selection.
  • Click the [Next] button to continue.

 

        STEP 6          The Select a Party screen will be presented listing all the participants presently on this case. (See Figure 6.)
 
Figure 6

  • Locate and select the party you represent in this pleading - in this example, select the 2 debtor(s)
    in the list of existing parties.

NOTE: If were you were employing a third party such as another professional, e.g. broker, real estate agent, or accountant, you add that party to the Party List using the Add/Create New Party process. In this example, you are to be employed as the debtor's attorney, and the debtor(s) is of course, on the Party List. 

  • Click the [Next] button to continue.

 

        STEP 7          The Attorney/Party Association screen may appear. (See Figure 7.)

 
Figure 7

NOTE: This screen appears only if you had added a party to the Party List in the previous step. 

  • Click in the box to establish your association as attorney for the party(s) shown
     
  • Click the [Next] button to continue.

 

        STEP 8          The Select the pdf File screen displays. (See Figure 8.)

 
Figure 8

  • Use the Browse Process to identify the pdf file with the motion.
     
  • Use the Attachment Process to identify the pdf file containing the proposed order.
     
  • Click on the Next button once the pdf file(s) has been identified.

NOTE: This court requires proposed orders attached when included.

NOTE: Please note that the PDF file containing the Application to Employ is not an attachment. An attachment is another supporting document, such as affidavits or exhibits.

 

        STEP 9          The Name and Position screen displays next. (See Figure 9.)


  Figure 9

  • Enter the name of the person to be employed.
     
  • Enter a short, generic description of the type of position to be filled.
     
  • Click the [Next] button to continue.

 

        STEP 10          The Modify Docket Text screen will display a supplemental text box and a prefix box to add more detail to the docket text. (See Figure 10.)


 Figure 10

  • Click the down-arrow to display, and select if appropriate,  a Prefix. (Not needed in this example.)
     
  • Add text to the Enhance Text box if needed. (Usually not needed in this type pleading.)
  • Click the [Next] button to continue.

 

        STEP 11          The Final Docket Text screen will appear. (See Figure 11.)


Figure 11

  • If the text is correct, click the [Next] button to complete the filing and upload the pdf files identified earlier.
  • If the text is incorrect, click the browser's [Back] button to move to the appropriate screen where the error(s) are and correct them.

NOTE: If you do return to a previous screen and make a correction, you must resubmit that screen and any subsequent screens.

  • To abort or restart the transaction at any time, click the Bankruptcy hyperlink on the CM/ECF Main Menu Bar.
  • Click the [Next] button to complete the filing and upload the pdf files identified earlier.

 

        STEP 12          The Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) displays. (See Figure 12.)


Figure 12

  • Clicking on the Case Number hyperlink on the NEF will present the docket report for this case. However, viewing the report will require entry of your PACER login and password.
  • Clicking on the Document Number hyperlink on the NEF will present the PDF image of the application just filed. However, viewing the document will require entry of your PACER login and password.

 

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