Debtors may request to receive court notices and orders by email rather than by U.S. mail. This new program, FREE of cost, is called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN). Debtors may enroll at any time, and the program is available to all debtors with an open bankruptcy case.
DeBN offers debtors a number of advantages:
- Debtors receive court notices and orders (e.g., meeting of creditors notice, objection notices, notices of hearing, orders on motions for relief from stay, order of discharge, etc.) by email the same day they are filed by the court.
- Debtors can access emailed court notices and orders from a computer or mobile device that has an Internet connection and a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- There is no charge and no limit to the number of times emailed court notices and orders can be viewed.
To activate a DeBN account:
- Debtor must file a Debtor's Electronic Noticing Request (DeBN) form in CM/ECF through their attorney, or over the counter at the Clerk's Office with proper identification. If both debtors in a joint case wish to request enrollment in DeBN, each debtor must file a separate request form.
- Once a DeBN request has been filed, the debtor will receive an email from the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) with instructions for activating their DeBN account.
To update a DeBN account, or deactivate electronic noticing, the debtor must use the Debtor's Electronic Noticing Request (DeBN) form, fill the applicable section, and file the form with the court.