Beginning May 1, 2015, debtors can request to receive court notices and orders by email rather than by U.S. Mail. This new free program is called Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN). DeBN offers debtors a number of advantages.
Debtors with an open bankruptcy case can enroll in the program any time. Debtors receive court notices and orders (e.g., meeting of creditors notices, 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, a debtor must file a Debtor’s Electronic Noticing (DeBN) request form (available on the court’s website). Debtors can file DeBN request form electronically through their attorneys or on their own by mail or over the counter at the clerk’s office. If both debtors in a joint case wish to enroll in DeBN, each debtor must file a separate request from. Once a DeBN request has been filed, the debtor will receive an email with instruction for activating the DeBN account.
To access the DeBN request form and for additional information please visit the DeBN web page at www.almb.uscourts.gov/debn