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A.      The Clerk’s office will electronically file all orders and notices.  DO NOT SUBMIT A PROPOSED ORDER TO THE COURT UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.

B.      The Court will produce and file standard orders to grant or deny motions.  Many orders will be in the form of a text-only docket entry “order,” entered by Court employees authorized to do so by the Judge, which orders shall constitute the only Court order concerning the matter.  Under certain conditions, a party may be requested by the Court to submit the proposed order to the Courtroom Department.  If counsel needs specific language in an order, counsel may submit a proposed order.

C.      Electronic submission of proposed orders authorized to be submitted should be emailed to

D.      Electronically submitted orders may not be combined with the application or motion into one document.  The application or motion must be entered on the docket prior to submitting the order electronically.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FILE A PLEADING THAT CONTAINS AN ORDER IN THE BODY OF THE PLEADING.

E.      All proposed orders must be submitted in PDF format and in a format compatible with Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, which is a “Save As” option in most word processing software. 

F.      All signed orders will be filed electronically by the Court or Court personnel.  Any order filed electronically without the original signature of a Judge, but with the Judge’s electronic signature, has the same force and effect as if the Judge had affixed the Judge’s signature to a paper copy of the order and it had been entered on the docket in a conventional manner.

G.      The Court will not serve the lienholder, the claimholder, etc. any orders entered on uncontested matters.  The movant must serve, in an appropriate manner, any creditor or party in interest entitled to notice of the kind that does not receive orders electronically.  Orders of Conversion are excluded from this Rule.  The new § 341 meeting notice served by the Court will constitute notice of the conversion.