Notice of Opportunity to Object

NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT

This section demonstrates the steps necessary to file a Notice of Opportunity to Object in the CM/ECF System.

For a detailed step by step process, begin with the Notice of Opportunity to Object Training Module and then view Steps 1 – 12 of this manual.

STEP 1: Click on the ‘Bankruptcy’ link at the top of the CM/ECF menu bar.

STEP 2: The ‘Bankruptcy Events’ menu displays, click on ‘Notices’

STEP 3: The Case Number Screen will appear, click in the text box and type the appropriate case number. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

STEP 4:  Available Events Screen
On this screen you will be prompted to select your event. You can do this in two ways:

Click on the events menu arrows to scroll through the available options. Select ‘Opportunity To Object xx Days’ to select this notice.  Click ‘Next’ to continue, or  Click in the text box above the events menu and begin typing the event name ‘Opportunity’ in the box. This narrows the menu. Once ‘Opportunity’ is visible, select the appropriate option from the events menu by clicking on it within the events menu.

Click ‘Next’ to continue.

NOTE: Any event you select will show up in the 'Selected Events' window to the right. Also, click on an event within this 'Selected Events' window to remove it. 

STEP 5: Joint Filing Screen
In this window, you are prompted to indicate whether this is a joint filing or not. If this is a joint filing, click in the checkbox available and then click ‘Next’ to continue.  If this is not a joint filing, click ‘Next’ to continue.

STEP 6: Select the Party Screen
Scroll through the list of parties. If your party is found, highlight the name by clicking on it. Click ‘Next’ to continue. Go to step 9.

If the name of your party is not found, click ‘Create New Party.’  Go to step 7.

STEP 7: New Party Information Screen
Enter the information for the party by clicking in each text box and  typing the appropriate information. Please include the party's:

First Name
Last Name
Mailing Address (Start with Address Line 1)
County
Phone
E-mail (If available)
Role (debtor, creditor, etc.)
Party Text (If necessary)

Corporate/Parent Affiliate: If the party has a corporate or parent affiliate, click the ‘Corporate/Parent Affiliate’ button. Type in the party’s corporate or parent business name and click ‘Submit.’

Click ‘Submit.’

NOTE: A pop-up window will appear notifying you of each section that has not been filled in or completed. Click ‘Okay’ to continue.

Click ‘Next’ to continue.

STEP 8: The Party Selection Screen will appear with your party already highlighted. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

STEP 9: PDF Upload Screen
On this screen, you will be uploading your notice of opportunity to object to the CM/ECF database.

  • CM/ECF only accepts documents saved as PDFs. For information on converting Word or WordPerfect files to PDF, visit Technical Tips.
  • CM/ECF can support up to 5 MB per file.
Click ‘Browse’ to open the browse pop-up window.

Find your notice in the browsing pop-up window.

Click on the notice to select it.

Click ‘Open’ to select the notice.

Click ‘Next’ to continue.

STEP 10: The Motions Linking Screen will appear. Select the appropriate motion to link to your notice from the menu by clicking on it. NOTE: The upper left-hand corner informs you of the objection due date. Click ‘Next’ to continue.

STEP 11: Enhance Docket Text Screen
You will now have the opportunity to enhance the docket text. To enhance the text, click on the drop down arrow to view the available options. If appropriate, click on an option to select it.

You may also enhance the text by clicking on the text box and typing any additional information. 

Click 'Next' to continue.

STEP 12: The final docket text will appear. Verify that it is correct and click 'Next' to continue.

STEP 13: Notice of Electronic Filing Screen
At this time, the Notice of Electronic Filing Screen with the docket entry number of your filing will be displayed. This is the confirmation that your document has been filed.  Print out for your records if you desire.