eOrders

In August 2012, the court implemented “eOrders”—a national order processing program included as a component of CM/ECF.  Orders must be formatted according to specific guidelines, which are outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

It is critical to relate the order to the proper motion or application (not the Declaration of No Objections).  A training module explaining how to upload an order may be viewed here.

Users may also contact the court by phone (509-458-5300) to obtain assistance in submitting orders to the court. If a problem is identified with a proposed order, the user will receive an e-mail from ecfilings@waeb.uscourts.gov with a description of the issue by the law clerk.

 

eOrders Frequently Asked Questions

What are the formatting requirements for an order?

The first page of the order must have a 4 inch top margin that is left blank.  Place “///End of Order///” after the final line of the text on the order.  Do not provide a date or signature line for the judge.  The attorney presenting the order should indicate in the lower left hand corner of the last page his/her name by stating “Presented by” with name and signature.   A sample order can be viewed here.

Orders must be formatted for 8/5” x 11” size only and be in PDF format.

Which fonts should be used when creating orders?

It's always best to use Base 14 fonts. PDF files recognize Base 14 fonts by default, so there is no need to embed them. If you must use fonts that are not Base 14, make sure you embed them when you create the PDF file.

How do I submit an order?

First, review LBR 9013-1(c) and determine if a Declaration of No Objection form is required. If it is not required, skip to Step 2 below. If the declaration form is required, complete the following two steps:

1) File the Declaration of No Objections with the order attached.  Select the docket event at Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous Activities > Declaration of No Objection and Request for Entry of Order.

2) Upload an order by selecting Bankruptcy or Adversary > Upload Order > Single Order Upload.   You will be prompted to enter the related document number (motion or application) and the order type (Ex Parte, Hearing Held, or Hearing Scheduled (Judge Williams’ cases only)).  If hearing held or hearing scheduled is selected, enter the hearing date and time. 

Is the Request for Entry of Order form now obsolete?

Yes, LBR 9013-1 (revised 8-1-2012) references a Declaration of No Objections form rather than the Request for Entry of Order.

How do I file the Declaration of No Objections?

File the Declaration of No Objections with the order attached.  Select the docket event at Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous Activities > Declaration of No Objection and Request for Entry of Order.

How do I upload an order?

Upload an order by selecting Bankruptcy or Adversary > Upload Order > Single Order Upload.   You will be prompted to enter the related document number (motion or application) and the order type (Ex Parte, Hearing Held, or Hearing Scheduled (Judge Williams’ cases only).  If hearing held or hearing scheduled is selected, enter the hearing date and time. 

Can I attach exhibits to an order?

Yes, exhibits may be attached while uploading an order.

How can I check if my order has been uploaded?

Select Reports > Order Query.  Attorneys can search for orders using the selection criteria.

Will attorneys continue to receive a Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) when orders are submitted?

If a Declaration of No Objections is filed, the case parties will receive a NEF of the Declaration of No Objection with the order attached.