The Case Management/Electronic Case Filing Live system (CM/ECF) will be upgraded to version 5.1.1 on Monday, November 30, 2015 between the hours of 6:00pm and midnight. View only access to case information and documents will be available during the upgrade window. The release notes for version 5.1.1 are now available on the PACER website at http://www.pacer.gov/documents/cmecf/relnotes/bankruptcy_5.1.1.pdf.
CM/ECF version 5.1.1 contains modifications to support the revised official bankruptcy forms. It is important to confirm with your software vendor that you have the updates necessary to support CM/ECF version 5.1.1 and that you have completed testing in the CM/ECF Test system.
On December 1, 2015, the revised official forms will become mandatory. The only exception will be court local forms. Filings that are made not using the official forms will result in notification by deficiency memo to the filing party. Failure to cure the deficiency will result in dismissal of the case. The new official forms and other related information can be found on the U.S. Courts website at: http://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/pending-rules-amendments/pending-changes-bankruptcy-forms.