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May 21, 2012

ECF Changes & Updates: Withdrawal of Notice of Mortgage Payment Change; Expunged Case; Tips & Tricks: Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Payment Options; Guide for Searching ECF via Public Terminals: Rejected Proposed Orders; Filing Schedules and Amended Schedules

April 2, 2012

ECF 4.3: Pacer Fees; Claims; Viewing Attachments with Restricted Main Documents; ECF Changes & Updates: Form Order Discharging Standing Trustee; Order Denying Application to Waiver the Chapter 7 Filing Fee; Notification of Transcript Request; Current Monthly Income and Means Test; County of Residence on Petition; Tips & Tricks: Contacting a courtroom deputy

November 30, 2011

Go Live Express Guide: Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Debit


Effective December 12, 2011

November 18, 2011

Go Live Express Guide:  Federal and Local Rules changes effective December 1, 2011 and  changes to ECF events as a result of these Rule changes.


Effective December 1, 2011

November 18, 2011

Go Live Express Guide: Writ of Garnishment and Writ of Execution procedures and changes to ECF events as a result


Effective  November 28, 2011

November 4, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Employee Income Records on Joint Cases; Requests for Telephonic Appearance; Filing a Creditor Matrix; Foreign Notices; ECF Updates: Filing a New Bankruptcy Case without Exhibit D; Notice of Dismissal; Order Directing Substantive Consolidation of Cases

September 16, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Creditor Matrix, Supported Web Browsers; ECF Updates: Court Form BTXN113: Notice of Guidelines Regarding Appeals to the U.S. District Court, Operating Report Event, Modification to Response/Objection Deadline, Withdrawal Event

August 8, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Expedited Hearings; Adversary Proceedings, ECF Updates: Subpoena Event

July 14, 2011

Effective July 18, 2011, the court is operating under Bankruptcy ECF Release 4.1. Release 4.1 supports two noticing-related improvements to the services provided by the court's Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) contractor.

July 5, 2011

Go Live Express Guide: Effective July 18, 2011, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas upgraded to ECF Version 4.1.

June 20, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Document Redaction; Motion to Compel; Proposed Order to Reopen Case; ECF Updates: Withdrawal Event; Schedules Event; Website and Forms Updates: Faxed Transcripts and Form BTXN191; Modified Plans Filed After the TRCC Has Been Filed; Abstract of Judgment

May 2, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Case Opening: Prior Filings; Notice of Hearing Event; Notice of Appearance Event; ECF Updates: Withdrawal Event; Motions for Joint Administration or Consolidation; Case Opening, Amended Petitions and Exigent Circumstances Regarding or Exemption from Credit Counseling; Certificate of Service Event; Forms Updates: BTXN180 - Motion to File Under Seal Pending

March 14, 2011

Tips & Tricks: Reviewing .PDF documents in ECF; Objection Deadlines; Entering Addresses for New Petitions; Paying by Check; Creditor Matrix; ECF Updates & Changes: Motion to Object re: A Previous Discharge; Schedules Event; Website & Forms Updates: BTXN056 - Chapter 11 Post-Confirmation Order; BTXN097 - Writ of Execution; New Form BTXN212 - Certified Copies Request Form; Fillable .PDF National Forms.

January 18, 2011

ECF Updates: Motion to Assume/Reject; Motion for Final Decree; Deactivated Event; Notice of Deficiency; Order Reopening Case (13); Notice of Hearing; Proposed Order Upload; Certificate (generic); Pending Adversary Proceedings; BTXN106 Form Order Granting Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments; Certificate of Credit Counseling; Financial Management Course; Notice (generic); Motion to Reconsider

November 18, 2010

On April 28, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States approved the following Rules and Forms amendments and a new Rule, as approved by the Judicial Conference in September 2009: Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4001, 4004, 5009, 7001, 9001 and new Rule 5012.


Effective December 1, 2010, this guide explains the changes to these Rules, and a clean version of the Rules with the approved changes is attached for reference.

November 8, 2010

ECF Updates: Operating Report Event; Withdrawal Event; File New Adversary Case Event; New Event: Certificate Concerning Tax Returns; Schedules Event; Procedural Changes: Receipt of Sealed Documents

September 20, 2010

ECF Updates: Motion to Extend/Shorten Time Event; Deactivated Events; Tips & Tricks: Notice of Hearing

August 2, 2010

ECF Updates: Certificate of Service; Payment of Dividend from Unclaimed Funds; Verified Statement Pursuant to Rule 2019

June 7, 2010

ECF Updates: Objection to Claims; Motion to Continue; Notice of Hearing; Motion for Relief from Stay; Chapter 11 Plan Modification; Dollar Amounts on Amended Schedules; Lock Out Message; Procedural Updates: Non-Cash Collateral; Tips & Tricks: Employee Income Records; Website Updates: Filing Fees

April 19, 2010

ECF Updates: Individual Schedule Selection; Notice of New Lead Counsel Within Firm; Jury Demand; Amended Petition; File New Adversary Case Event

March 1, 2010

ECF Updates: Intervenor Complaints; Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceeding; Notice of Intent to Abandon; List (Exhibit/Witness/Generic) Linkage to Show Cause Order; Procedural Updates: Sealed Documents; Tips & Tricks: Notice of Appeal; File New Bankruptcy Case; Joint Certification to Court of Appeals; Generic Notices

January 19, 2010

ECF Updates: Maximum .PDF Size Increase; Withdrawal Event; Notice of Hearing - Chapter 13 Prehearing Conference; Notice of Appearance and Request for Notice Event; Response to Show Cause Order; Chapter 13 Statement of Current Monthly and Disposable Income, Chapter 7 Means Test & Chapter 11 Statement of Current Monthly Income Data;

Tips & Tricks: Proposed Exhibits to Proposed Orders; Notice of Hearing Setting Information; Objection Deadline Warning Text; Responses to a Motion for Withdrawal of Reference; Responses to a Notice of Hearing; Response Event Docket Text; Objection Event

November 16, 2009

ECF Updates: Filing a Proof of Claim in a Substantively Consolidated Member Case; Schedules; Motion to Modify Mortgage Loan; New Warning Message in File New Adversary Case Event; Motion to Convert

September 11, 2009

ECF Updates: Linking a Certificate of Service; Warning Text in Member Cases; Proposed Orders on Lease Assumption Agreements

July 20, 2009

ECF Updates: Hearing Set/Continued Docket Text Modification; New Display Message Regarding Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet When Using File New Adversary Case Event; Chapter 13 Plan Event Modification; Application for Compensation Event; Deactivated Events

June 8, 2009

ECF Updates: Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed Date on docket sheet; Modification to the Motion to reopen case and Vacate dismissal order and reinstate order events; Chapter 11 First day motions event; Form Updates: Change to form BTXN128







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