Certificate of Service

Last Updated: March 2012

Video Demonstration


LBR 9013-4

(a) Any required certificate of service for a pleading, notice, objection or other paper must  be in compliance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5 and applicable provisions of the Federal Bankruptcy Rules. Pursuant to Federal Bankruptcy Rule 5005 (a) (2) and 7005, service pursuant to the ECF Guidelines also constitutes valid service.

(b) The certificate shall be placed at the end of the item served and endorsed by an attorney  of record, the attorney authorized agent, or by a party if not represented by an attorney.

(c) The certificate must state:

(1)  the date and method of service;

(2) the names and addresses of the persons served; and

(3) if persons are served in a representative capacity, the parties whom they represent.

ECF-Case Mailing Information: to obtain a list of parties who would receive notice of filing electronically in any case:  Log in to CM/ECF: Click on Utilities, Click on Mailing, Click on Mailing Info for a Case. Enter the case number and click Submit.  The case mailing information will appear.

This section explains how to docket the certificate of service when it is filed as a separate  document.

1.                                       Click  'Bankruptcy' on the Blue Menu Bar

2.                                       The Bankruptcy Events screen displays:

3.                                       The Case Number screen displays:

4.                                       The Available Events List screen displays:

5.                                       The Select Party screen displays:

6.                                       The PDF Document Selection screen displays:

7.                                       The Refer to Existing Event screen will appear:

8.                                       The Related Event Category screen displays:

9.                                       The Appropriate Event(s) screen displays:

10.                                 The Modify Docket Text screen displays:

11.                                 The Final Approval screen displays: Attention!! Submitting this screen commits this transaction. You will have no further opportunity to this submission if you continue. 

12.                                 The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays. (Refer to Notice of Electronic Filing for complete instructions.)