What is Electronic Filing for Bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia?
I saw an interesting article the other day from the State Bar of Georgia that shows how the legal practice, specifically in the bankruptcy arena, is advancing technologically by using paperless filing methods. While all of the bankruptcy courts in Georgia, including the Northern District of Georgia, which caters to the Atlanta metro area, have all adopted electronic filing as approved under bankruptcy law, the Southern District of Georgia bankruptcy court has gone as far as requiring all attorneys who are admitted to the bankruptcy court to use electronic filing as the sole method of filing documents with the court. As of October 1, 2010, attorneys filing for bankruptcy on behalf of their clients in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Georgia must file, sign and verify documents exclusively using electronic means. That means that lawyers cannot walk up to the clerk’s office at the courthouse and file paper documents anymore.
While electronic filing is standard practice in many offices, including my own, it will be a change for some practicing attorneys who may not appear before the bankruptcy court very often. Electronic filing allows attorneys to file documents using a website known as ECF. ECF also e-mails notices of hearings, pleadings, and other documents to attorneys who are registered with the system so that they can manage their bankruptcy cases paperlessly. That means if a bankruptcy trustee files a document, the attorney for the debtor and the attorneys for the creditors are able to obtain notice of that filing electronically.
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy please consult a qualified attorney. For a free consultation please contact the Law Offices of Charles Clapp at (404) 585-0040 or email email@example.com for more information.
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