Important Change for Debtors' Attorneys as to the Mode of Delivery of the Section 341(a) Notice

Attorneys representing debtors should be aware of an important change that will occur when the bankruptcy court migrates to Version 4.2 of the Case Management/Electronic Case File [CM/ECF] System (this migration should occur at some point in November but no later than December 1st). This change pertains to how debtors' attorneys receive the section 341(a) notice for their clients' cases. Currently, debtors' attorneys receive the section 341(a) notice by notice of electronic filing (NEF) with the debtor's redacted Social Security number (SSN) [last four digits] and by U.S. Mail through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) with the debtor's full SSN [all nine digits]. Once the Bankruptcy Court migrates to Version 4.2, debtors' attorneys will no longer receive the paper copy of the section 341(a) notice currently sent through the U.S. Mail. Instead, the BNC will send debtors' attorneys an email containing a secure hyperlink to the unredacted section 341(a) notice in lieu of the paper notice. The BNC will send one summary email per day containing hyperlinks to one or more notices (for example, an attorney filing five cases on the same day should expect to receive one email containing hyperlinks to the notices in all five cases). Each hyperlink will provide one free look to the full section 341(a) notice for that case.