See separate procedure for Substitution of Appearance.



How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Notices & Certifications > Appearance or Adversary > Miscellaneous > Appearance


Things to be aware of when filing:  A party (other than a trustee) desiring to intervene in a proceeding must file a Motion to Intervene.



S.D. Ind. B-9010-1

FRBP 9010


General Information



Filing Requirements


Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ ECF


2.  Filing an appearance on a bankruptcy case: Select Bankruptcy > Notices & Certifications

     Filing an appearance on an adversary case: Select Adversary > Miscellaneous


3.  Enter the case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next


4.  Select Appearance from the event list.  Click Next


5. Click Next


NOTE:  Joint filing of appearances is not allowed pursuant to guidance sent by Clerk.


6. Click to highlight Party. Click Next. If the party is not listed, click Add/ Create New Party


7. If no new attorney(s) or party was added, skip to next step. If a new attorney or new party was added to the case, check appropriate box(es) to create an association between the attorney and party, click Next. If the associations are not correct, do not check any box, click Next


8.    Browse to select the Appearance  (pdf file).  Click Next


9. If applicable, insert text in text box. Click Next


10  Verify the final docket text; if correct, click Next to submit your document(s).


Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.



Curing Deficiencies

If the Appearance is deficient, an amended Appearance must be filed prior to the deficiency deadline using the instructions above, or the Appearance and/or pleading filed along with it may be stricken.