Motion Procedure for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

 

FOR ELECTRONIC CASE FILING

 

The following instructions will guide you through the process of filing and docketing all Motions in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.


Step 1 Prepare your Motion in WordPerfect or Microsoft Word and Save as a PDF document. (See: specific instructions on how to prepare a PDF Document.)

 Step 2 Prepare your Order in compliance with E-Order Instructions. The top margin on the first page must be four inches. The last line in the proposed order must be three pound symbols(###), centered in the middle of the line to indicate the end of the order. The signature line for the judge is no longer necessary. The judge will electronically sign the document in the blank space provided by the top margin on the first page. The fonts used with Adobe Acrobat Writer version 3 or 4 must be Courier, Helvetica, or Times New Roman (Regular, bold, italic, and  bold italic). The fonts used with Adobe Acrobat Writer version 5 must be Arial, Courier, or Times New Roman (Regular, bold, italic, and bold italic)

Step 3 Go to the Court’s web page: www.okeb.uscourts.gov and click on Hearing Dates then click on the correct chapter drop down list, click on the correct motion, if the Motion is listed, if the Motion is not listed click on General Motions, then click on the

 Get a Hearing Box

Step 4 Obtain the Objection Deadline, Hearing Date, and Hearing Location from the Web page then Click on the Form 20 link. Fill in the Form 20 with your information and save as a PDF Document. Make certain to sign the notice utilizing the s/your printed name. 

We have several Local form 20's listed below with explanation.

Local Form 20A Notice of Motion Notice of Deadline to File Objection to Motion and Notice of Hearing If Objection is Filed. We have 2 Bankruptcy Form 20A Forms. 1) For use for a Telephonic Hearing 2) For use when the Hearing is Held in the Courtroom.

We Also have a Local Form 20A for use with an Adversary Proceeding.

Local Form 20B Notice of Objection to Claim or Exemption Notice of Deadline to File Response to Objection to Claim or Exemption and Notice of Hearing

Local Form 20C Notice of Motion Notice of Deadline to File Objection to Motion and Notice of Hearing

Local Form 20D Notice of Hearing and Fixing Time for Filing Complaint Under 11 U.S.C. Sec. 523 (c) Motion for Hardship Discharge in Chapter 13

Step 6 Login to CM/ECF, file the Motion under the heading BANKRUPTCY OR ADVERSARY, then Motions and attach your PDF Motion..Your Motion will electronically be mailed to all parties that have elected to receive electronic notice. Be sure to save your Notice of Electronic Filing to a PDF to attach to your Certificate of Mailing.

 Step 7 Next upload a your Proposed PDF E-Order - Select Bankruptcy, Order Upload, Select Upload Single, Type in the Case Number, Type in the Docket Entry Number of the Motion, Or Click on the next button and choose the Motion category and click next, choose your Motion click next Choose Hearing Scheduled, for Hearing Type, Put in the Hearing Date, Browse and Attach your PDF Order.

Step 8  File the Notice of Motion under the heading BANKRUPTCY then Notices and attach your PDF Notice of Motion. The Notice of Motion PDF will be electronically mailed to all parties that have elected to receive electronic notice. Be sure to save your Notice of Electronic Filing to a PDF to attach to your Certificate of mailing.

Step 9 Print your electronic notices. Then mail by U.S. Mail the paper Motion and the Paper Notice of Motion to any party that did not receive electronic notice that should have or is required by the Rules. Prepare a Certificate of Mailing of the stating that you mailed the Motion and the Notice to the following parties by U.S. Mail and save as the Document as a PDF document.

Step 10 File the Certificate of Mailing containing the attachments of the Notice of the electronic notice of the filing of the Motion and Notice of the electronic notice of the filing of the Notice of Motion and the parties mailed by U.S. mail, under the heading BANKRUPTCY then Other, Make sure you say Yes to attachments and attach the Notice of Electronic Filings of the Motion and the Notice of Electronic Filing of the Notice of Motion to show the court who received electronic notice of your Motion and your notice. If you mailed your Motion to the Matrix you may also attach the Matrix as an attachment. You also have the option of scanning your all of your attachments with your certificate of mailing, making them one document.

FYI:  To print a matrix under the heading REPORTS then Creditor Mailing Matrix to mail your Motion and your Notice (See: Manual Reports) or Utilities, Miscellaneous, Mailings, Creditor Mailing Matrix

If no Objection is filed to a Motion where Form 20A is used, the Hearing will be taken off of the docket without further notice. If an Objection is submitted all Parties should be prepared to attend the hearing. No further notice of the hearing will be mailed. If an Objection is submitted untimely the Objection will be stricken.

 

When Form 20B, C, and D are used a hearing will be held irregardless of opposition or response.

 

Current Docket sheets and Court Calendars will be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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Form 20 Instructions

bullet point marker Notice of Motion/Hearing Set - Form 20A
bullet point marker Notice of Objection to Claim/Exemption Hearing Set - Form 20B
bullet point marker Notice of Motion to Modify Plan/Confirmation Hearing - Form 20C
bullet point marker Notice of Motion/Hearing Set-No Objection Time - Form 20C
bullet point marker Notice of Motion/Hardship Discharge Hearing - Form 20D
bullet point marker Notice of Application For Compensation(1000 dollars or less) Hearing Set - Form 20E
bullet point marker Notice of Application For Compensation(1000 dollars or less) Hearing Set No Objection Deadline - Form 20F
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