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Electronic Case Filing Resources by Best Case® Bankruptcy

To make electronic filing even easier for you, we have provided the below ECF instructions and links to additional resources. The instructions are in PDF format* and are intended to supplement the ECF instructions and classes provided by the bankruptcy court.

Best Case ECF Reference Guides

Electronic Filing with Best Case Bankruptcy - Detailed instructions for creating and filing documents electronically with Best Case Bankruptcy. Includes steps for preparing and filing initial and post petition documents and an FAQ section.
ECF Quick Start - A one page quick reference guide for using our ECF Wizard, OneTouch® filing system, ECF Express™ and Pay Now Express™.

Getting Started

Getting Started with CM/ECF - Information for new users of the CM/ECF system!
Court CM/ECF Instructions - Links to each District's CM/ECF training materials.

Best Case Express Features

ECF Express - Instructions for using ECF Express to file post-petition documents.
Pay Now Express - Instructions for using Pay Now Express to pay filing fees.
Create and File Form 23 using OneTouch - Instructions for creating and filing Form 23 using OneTouch.

Using the CM/ECF System

Filing Amendments with CM/ECF - Instructions for filing amended documents with Best Case and the CM/ECF system.
Electronic Filing of Schedules After Emergency Filing - Instructions for filing the remaining schedules in an emergency/skeleton filing.
Sending ECF Files to Disk - Instructions for copying the ECF files created through Best Case Bankruptcy to a floppy disk.

Creating PDF files

BestScan™ - Instructions for using the BestScan feature to turn scanned documents into PDF files.
Creating a Motion for CM/ECF - Instructions for creating a motion for electronic filing.
Creating a PDF From the Best Case Editor - Instructions for creating a PDF file from the Best Case Editor.
Copying Text from a Word Processor into the Best Case Editor - Instructions for copying a document from WordPerfect® or Microsoft® Word into Best Case Editor in order to create a PDF file (if you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed). Also see "Creating a PDF file from Best Case Editor", above.
Creating a PDF from WordPerfect or Word - Instructions for creating a PDF file from WordPerfect® or Microsoft® Word (if you have Adobe Acrobat installed).
Creating a PDF for Proof of Claim and Involuntary Petition - Instructions for creating a PDF of the Proof of Claim or the Involuntary Petition.

Additional Resources and Related Sites

Courts accepting electronic filings
*In order to view PDF files, you will need a PDF reader. A copy of the software can be downloaded at Adobe's site.