Date:Friday, August 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm check in; 12:15 – 1:15 pm Presentation
Dennis Bilecki, Santa Rosa Division Manager, Bankruptcy Court of California, Northern District of California
Dan Sondheim, Assistant Clerk, Bankruptcy Court of California, Northern District of California
Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA
Cost: $45–SCBA Members; $55–Public; Student Fee $20 –Student rate unavailable online, please print registration form and submit to SCBA offices with proof of current enrolment; SCBA Bankruptcy Section Members—No Charge, please register by submitting printed form or calling SCBA Office, (707) 542-1190 ext. 18
MCLE Credit: 1 unit General Credit
Electronic case filing (ECF) is mandatory for all filings in the United States Bankruptcy Courts. Any attorney dealing with the Bankruptcy court, and any Federal Court as well, must understand how to use this system. Client confidence and precious work time depend on your ability to successfully navigate the ECF procedures. Mistakes can easily lead to missing court deadlines or inadvertently disclosing confidential internal documents to your adversary.
The clerks of our local Bankruptcy Court have generously agreed to discuss the most common mistakes and problems that they see with ECF filings, and how to avoid them. Their insight will help you save time, money and energy while learning about the procedures and requirements for federal electronic case filing. The Clerks cannot give you any legal advice on what to file with the Court, but they can certainly tell you how not to file documents with the Court.