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Filing Agents – Allow Support Staff to File in CM/ECF Simultaneously

Friday, April 6, 2018

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 by the Clerk’s Office) 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.

More information on Filing Agents, as well as the Filing Agent Registration Form may be found on the Filing Agent page under the CM/ECF tab of the Court’s website at