CM/ECF version 5.1 - Summary of New Features
CM/ECF version 5.0 and 5.1
Summary of New Features
PACER Links in CM/ECF
Two new menu selections appear under the Utilities menu to allow you to navigate quickly between CM/ECF and PACER. You won’t have to leave your CM/ECF session to access another court in PACER or to use the PACER Case Locator.
Create Appendix Enhancement
The Create Appendix option has been modified so you have more flexibility in customizing a docket report. Now you can select only the entries you want and whether you want the PDF document appended to this customized report. Or, if you just want an abbreviated docket report without attached PDF documents, you can select only the entries you need for the task at hand.
Docket Report – Page Counts
The number of pages for documents associated with a docket entry is a new option.
Docket Report – Critical Dates and Deadlines
Additional dates and deadlines now display on the caption of the docket report. A link to the Claims Register appears whenever a case has claims filed.
Docket Activity Report
The Docket Activity Report has been enhanced to include time filters. The report can be run in time increments, rather than running the report for the entire day. A new clock icon also offers an alternative to typing in the time.
Calendars – 341 Meetings
You can now view All Hearings without the 341Meeting settings included. A 341Meeting selection has been added to the hearing type list.
New query options have been added:
You can now access case information in a mobile friendly format by navigating to the mobile query link from your tablet or mobile device. No special applications are required.
Multiple Social Security and Identification Numbers
CM/ECF now allows up to five social security numbers and tax identifications numbers for each debtor and joint debtor.
Notice of Electronic Filing
In prior releases, when an attorney represented more than one party in a case, the attorney’s email and party information were listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) only for the first party. Now the attorney is listed for each party they represent.
Attorney and Party Association
When an attorney or trustee files a pleading, they are prompted to indicate whether they should be linked to the party they represent. In prior releases, the checkbox for the association with the attorney and party was unchecked and if the filer did not check the box, the association was not made. The checkbox for the association with the attorney and party is now checked by default. The message has been updated to reflect the implications of omitting this necessary association.
Split, transferred and reopened dates have been added to the selection screen
Claims Summary Report
A Claims Summary Report option has been added to the Claims Register. This new format gives the viewer a snapshot overview of the claims on the case.
Claims Register View Multiple Documents
You can now view multiple documents from the Claims Register in one PDF file. This is the same functionality as View multiple documents on the Docket Report. This feature will enable you to generate selected PDF claims with any related attachments in one PDF document.
The Claims Register will include a checkbox next to each claim, claim attachment, or claim related proceeding to customize this document. Each PDF selected will be combined into one large PDF file.
Transfer of Claims Fee
As of May 1, 2013, a transfer fee of $25 will be charged for each individual claim transferred. This fee is being imposed because the transfer of claim significantly impacts the workload of the bankruptcy courts.
Previously, if a case was converted and re-converted, the Notice of Bankruptcy Case Filing query screen reflected the converted chapter rather than the original chapter. Now the original chapter is saved permanently in a new field. The original chapter will be correct for cases filed and converted after Release 5.
Fee Receipt - Pay.gov
The Docket Report will now display a related document hyperlink for payment receipts whose transactions were processed by Pay.gov.