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Filing Agents

A Registered User with an attorney, trustee or U. S. Trustee account in CM/ECF may authorize and designate one or more individuals to act as a Filing Agent on his/her behalf.  Each Filing Agent will be assigned a unique login and password thereby allowing multiple Filing Agents to work in CM/ECF simultaneously.

Filings completed by the Filing Agent will appear on the docket as if the Registered User completed the filing.  However, the Registered User may view filing activity for each Filing Agent under Utilities > View Your Transaction Log.  

The Clerk’s Office will create the Filing Agent association in the Registered User’s CM/ECF account after a completed registration form is properly submitted.  However, the Registered User will be responsible for updating the account to deactivate the Filing Agent (using procedures provided at the link below) in the event the Filing Agent is no longer authorized to act in such capacity.  The Registered User is also responsible for maintaining and updating his/her e-mail notification list in the event the Filing Agent’s e-mail address should be added or removed.

Once associated with a CM/ECF account, a Filing Agent’s filing permissions will mirror that of the Registered User with one exception—restricted documents.  Documents restricted from public access, such as Official Form 121 (Statement About Your Social Security Numbers), cannot be filed in CM/ECF under a Filing Agent’s login at this time. 

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 and Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9011 will apply to documents filed by the Filing Agent.

A link to the Filing Agent Registration Form is provided below.  The Registered User must initial the registration form in the space provided if the Filing Agent should be allowed to make internet payments on his/her behalf.  To request a Filing Agent account, please submit a properly completed registration form via e-mail to msnb_courtmail@msnb.uscourts.gov.

 

Filing Agent Registration Form

How to Remove a Filing Agent From Your ECF Account