Proof of Claim (B10)

Category: 
Proof of Claim
E-Filing Instructions: 

Filing Your Proof of Claim


The information that follows is intended to assist users in filing an electronic proof of claim.  As a prerequisite to doing so, however, users must first obtain a login and password by submitting an application which is available here.
What equipment do I need?
  1. Computer
  2. Scanner
What software do I need?
  1. Adobe Acrobat Full Version (Version 8, 9 or 10 Standard or Pro)
  2. (Adobe Reader is not a substitute)
  3. Internet Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or 9, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox)
  4. Word Processing Software (Microsoft Office Word, WordPerfect, Notepad, Wordpad, etc…)
What do I need to file electronically?
  1. A login and password for the Western District of Louisiana Bankruptcy CM/ECF Document Filing System
  2. A Proof of Claim Form B10 completed and saved to PDF format with all fillable fields locked
  3. Any exhibits or attachments saved to PDF format as a separate file
Where can I find a fillable Proof of Claim Form B10?
How do I “lock” fillable fields in my PDF?
  1. File -> Print -> Select “Adobe PDF” from the drop down box of printer names, give the file a name and save. (Adobe Reader will NOT have this selection.)
  2. Print the completed form to a standard printer and using a scanner, scan the document to a PDF file.
How do I log on to the Western District of Louisiana Bankruptcy CM/ECF Document Filing System?
  1. Type https://ecf.lawb.uscourts.gov in your browser ADDRESS bar.
  2. Click on the hyperlink for:  Western District of Louisiana – Document Filing System
  3. On the “CM/ECF Filer or PACER Login Page”, type in your login.
  4. Tab to the Password field.
  5. Type in your password.
  6. Tab two times to get to the “Check Box” stating that you comply with the “redaction rules” and have read the notice. Either use the “spacebar” to put a check in the box or “click” in the box with your mouse to get the check in the box.
  7. Click the “Login” button.
How do I file only my prepared claim (with no attachment documents)?
  1. Log in to CM/ECF using the steps above.
  2. Click on “Bankruptcy” on the blue bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on “Claims File Single” under the “Claim Processing” section.
  4. Type in your case number in the format nn-nnnnn, for example, 12-12345.
  5. Click the “Next” button.
  6. Select your creditor name from the drop down box on the “Select a Creditor for Claim” page.
  7. Click the “yes” button if the pop up window shows your correct information.
  8. Fill out the fields for Amount Claimed, Secured, Priority, Description and Remarks as needed.
  9. Click the “Next” button.
  10. Click the “Choose File” button to browse and select your proof of claim PDF document. 
  11. When you find the document, highlight it and Click “Open” to select the file.  The file name should display beside the “Choose File” button.
  12. Click the “Next” button.
  13. If you are certain that you’ve attached the correct document, Click the “Next” button again.
  14. Print your Notice of Electronic Claims Filing page that appears next for your records.
How do I file an attachment PDF with my proof of claim?
  1. Perform steps 1 through 11 above.
  2. Below the “Case Number” and “Filename” browse box, select the radio button for “Attachments to Document: Yes”.
  3. Click the “Next” button.
  4. On the “Select one or more attachments” page, click the “Choose File” button in section 1.
  5. Browse to find and select the file name of your attachment in PDF format.
  6. When you find the document, highlight it and Click “Open” to select the file.  The file name should display beside the “Choose File” button.
  7. Under section 2 “Category”, click on the drop down menu and select “Claims Attachment”.
  8. Under section 3, click the “Add to List” button and your file will show in the text box.
  9. Click the “Next” button.
  10. If you are certain that you’ve attached the correct document, Click the “Next” button again.
  11. Print your Notice of Electronic Claims Filing page for your records.
Where can I find more training?
Revision Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013