Motion to Continue Hearing, Pretrial Conference, or Trial

 

How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs > Continue Hearing/Trial/Pretrial Conference, Motion to

 

 

General Information

 

 

Filing Requirements

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ECF

 

2. Select Bankruptcy > Motions, Applications & Briefs

 

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

 

4. Select Continue Hearing/Trial/Pretrial Conference, Motion to from the event list. Click Next

 

5. Select appropriate radio button to indicate whether or not the Motion you are filing is amended.

 

6. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney, click Next.

 

7. If you indicated that you are filing jointly with other attorney(s), select additional attorney(s) and click Next

 

NOTE: You cannot add attorneys. Only attorneys who have previously entered an appearance will be available for selection.

 

8. Select the party filer.  If the party is not listed, click on Add/Create New Party. Click Next

 

Note: The "Attorney/Party Association” screen may appear. If your party selection was correct, check the box to create an association and click Next.

 

9. Browse to select the Motion (pdf file).  Click Next

 

10. Select correct radio button to indicate if you are seeking to continue a hearing or a trial

 

11. Check the appropriate box or boxes next to the matter or matters which you are seeking to continue. (If there is only one matter on the docket that can be continued, that matter will be selected automatically and this step will be skipped). Click Next

 

12. If you indicated in step 5 that you are filing an amended motion, all pending motions on the docket are displayed. Select the motion that is being amended and click Next

 

13. Enter additional text, if desired, and/or select prefix text and click Next

 

Note: The prefix text option is not available if you indicated in Step 5 that the Motion you are filing is amended. The additional text option is not always available.

 

14. 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 Motion to Continue is deficient, an amended Motion must be filed prior to the deficiency deadline using the instructions above, or the Motion may be stricken.