Motion For Relief from Stay

This explains how to docket a two-part motion.  The example illustrated is for a Motion for Relief from Stay and Adequate Protection.


Click the Bankruptcy hyperlink on the CM/ECF Main Menu.

  • Click Motions/Applications hyperlink.

  • Enter Case Number, click Next.

  • Scroll down and select  Relief from Stay

Note:  If there is also a request for 'in the alternative adequate protection" Hold your control  key down and select "Adequate protection".

  • Select the party you represent, if not listed, click Add/Create New Party.

  • Click Next.

Note:  If it is your first time docketing on a case the following message will display:


"The following attorney/party associations do not exist for this case.

Please check which associations should be created for this case."

Place a check mark in the box to establish the association.


  • Click Next.

Are you setting a hearing on the court calendar for this motion? If yes, a notice of hearing must be filed separately.

  • Click Next.

  • Click Next.

  • Associate the pdf file of the Motion for Relief from Stay or in the Alternative Adequate Protection, click Next.


  • Enter the RS # if your case is filed in the San Jose or Oakland Divisions.  RS Numbers are assigned by the attorney.  It is recommended that you maintain a log in your office of RS numbers assigned.

The naming convention to use when assigning numbers is:

Your three initials of your name (All UPPER CASE) and a 3-digit number starting with 001 (i.e. SDH-001, SDH-002)


  • Click Next.

  • Pay the fee.

  • Click Next.

  • Edit the docket text if necessary.

  • Click Next.

  • Review final docket text.

  • Click Next.

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