a guide for the pro se creditor in a bankruptcy case - District of ...
8 Eastern Division/Boston: Central Division/Worcester: United States Bankruptcy Court United States Bankruptcy Court John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House Donohue Federal Building 5 Post Office Square, Suite 1150 595 Main Street, Room 211 Boston, MA 02109‐3945 Worcester, MA 01608‐2076 Western Division/Springfield: United States Bankruptcy Court United States Courthouse 300 State Street Springfield, MA 01105 While the Bankruptcy Court holds hearings in Hyannis, the Hyannis location does not accept any pleadings for filing. For cases assigned to the Cape division, all pleadings should be filed in the Boston Court. To determine which division to mail documents, please refer to the orders you may have received from the Court, or refer to Appendix 5 of the Local Rules for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. These rules can be found on the Court’s website: www.mab.uscourts.gov. CASE NUMBER All cases filed with the Court are assigned a case number, sometimes also referred to as a docket number. The case number is broken down into sections. For example, case number 11‐22665 FJB: the “11” is the year that the case was filed. In this case, it was filed in 2011. The “22665” is the number assigned to the case. “FJB” indicates the judge to whom the case was assigned. In this example, it was assigned to Chief Judge Frank J. Bailey. All pleadings and documents filed with the Court must have the case docket number of the case. When speaking to any Court Clerk personnel, including the Pro Se Law Clerk, be sure you have this information readily available. ELECTRONIC FILING ACCESS FOR CREDITORS Individual pro se creditors in a bankruptcy case are not permitted to file documents electronically. The Pro Se Law Clerk has an email address. However, pleadings and other documents may not be filed via email and the Pro Se Law Clerk will not accept any pleadings sent by email. An added benefit of having competent legal counsel is that all attorneys practicing before the bankruptcy court are required to file legal documents and pleadings electronically. This avoids traveling to the court to file documents, and alleviates concerns
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