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I am pro se and nearing the confirmation of my Ch 13 Plan. I

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I am pro se and nearing the confirmation of my Ch 13 Plan.

I filed an objection to one of my creditor's claims last week.

Today, I noticed on PACER that the creditor has now filed a "special notice request".

I am unable to view the document on line.

What is a special notice request in this context ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  JoeLawyer replied 4 years ago.
Hi Casper.

Without seeing the document I couldn't say for sure, but generally a special notice request just means the creditor is asking the court to require that any future filings made by anyone (you, the trustee, U.S. Trustee, etc) be mailed to the creditor at a particular location/address.

You will need to obtain a hard copy of the special notice request in order to comply with it.

Joe

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks.

Should I expect to receive a copy of the notice directly from the creditor ? The actual doc is not viewable on PACER.
Expert:  JoeLawyer replied 4 years ago.
I'm not sure. In my jurisdiction a hard copy is mailed to the debtor if the debtor is pro se, but if you are filing your documents on PACER then you may only get electronic versions of filings emailed to you. If you are paper filing, then you should get a copy in the mail.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How do I go about filing docs electronically ? I'm only able to view them presently ?
Expert:  JoeLawyer replied 4 years ago.
You have to sign up for a CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Filing) account on the PACER website. My court requires you to undergo CM/ECF training before they will assign you an account, but other courts may be more lax in that regard.

However, as I read more about CM/ECF, I found that it may only be available to attorneys (since the PACER CM/ECF website says "There are a number of significant benefits and features: ... Courts can allow registered attorneys to file documents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.").

Having a full account is very handy since you can then file documents electronically, but it is limiting since once you have a CM/ECF account, you are no longer allowed to file paper documents and you have to file electronically (at least in many jurisdictions, including mine). Also, once you have an account, other people are no longer required to send you a hard copy of what they file since you are then required to get your copies of all documents by email.

Here's some more info about CM/ECF:

http://www.pacer.gov/psc/efaq.html#CMECF

If the court won't let you have a CM/ECF account since you are not an attorney, you should continue to get everything that is filed by mail.

Joe

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